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Stateside: Whitmer lays out budget priorities; how parents and kids grapple with racism at school

profile shot of Gretchen Whitmer
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
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Whitmer proposed boosting overall K-12 spending by 3.9% in her 2020 budget proposal released Thursday.

Today on Stateside, we talk about Governor Gretchen Whitmer's budget priorities, including a boost in school funding. Plus, parents from Saline and Lansing discuss what it's like to raise kids of color who go to majority-white schools. 

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Listen to the full show above or hear individual conversations below. 

Whitmer proposes funding increases for education, cities, and environment in new budget

Stateside's conversation with Zack Gorchow and Brian Gutman

  • Zack Gorchow is the executive editor and publisher of Gongwer News.
  • Brian Gutman is the director of external relations at the Education Trust-Midwest.

Father who spoke at Saline meeting on racism discusses pain of raising kids in mostly white schools

Stateside's conversation with Adrian Iraola and Tashmica Torok

  • Adrian Iraola is the owner of Chela's Restaurants and Taqueria. His adult children all graduated from Saline Area Schools.
  • Tashmica Torok runs a nonprofit for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She lives in Lansing with her husband and three sons. 
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