LANSING, MI (WKZO) -- Governor Snyder says Universities should have to meet performance criteria if they want all their state money, but college officials say it’s just another Lansing power grab. Snyder is telling legislators that some of the 1.2-billion they allocate to universities should be based on criteria like graduation rates.
Michael Boulus, Executive director of the President’s Council says the move is “an insult” to the trustees that run the schools. He says it’s an attempt by lawmakers to take more control than the state constitution permits. Michigan is one of 17 states implementing or studying performance funding.