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

Feb 6, 2020

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

  • 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

  • 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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