Private School Students Could Get Money for College Courses

A new bill aims to change how education funding is distributed for college level courses.

Right now, private and home-schooled students are not allowed to receive state funding to dual enroll at local colleges and universities. The proposed legislation would allow these students access to the same money public schools get for this purpose.

Supporters say it would level the playing field. The Michigan Education Association says opening up this money would take away money from public schools who are already short on funding.

Private and home-schooled students can receive state aid for these courses but they have to enroll part-time at a public school first. A process supporters of the bill say many students avoid.

9 and 10's Kyle Mitchell and Photojournalist Joel Deaner have more on the debate.