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Outtakes: Kids weigh in on per pupil funding

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Jennifer Guerra
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Michigan Radio

Welcome to our new weekly "outtakes" blog posts!

When we're out in the field, we get TONS of tape. I'm no percentologist (TM), but I'm guessing I probably use about 20% of the tape I gather. That means a lot of stuff gets left on the proverbial cutting room floor. But no more. Our industrious web guru Kimberly came up with the outtakes post as a way for us to share things that didn't make it into our final stories, for whatever reason.

I'm currently at work on a radio documentary about school funding and resources. Per pupil funding is of course on the minds of many adults; kids, not so much. So I thought I would ask 5th grade students in three different districts -- an upper middle class district, a middle class district and a working class district - for their take on per pupil funding.

Here’s what they had to say:

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