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Funding of Michigan’s Public Schools

April 27, 2005
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jeff Seaver
Phone: (616) 892-9300
Email: jeff@cfimichigan.org


Marshall Grate spoke on funding of Michigan Public Schools. Attorney Grate, who works on legal and funding issues regarding the public schools gave several other thoughtful and thought- stirring presentations to our group, often dealing with cultural, historical and legal issues, all presented with a large quantity of amassed detail but with very little in the way of external notes or reference materials that he draws on at the time he speaks to us. He noted early on in his presentation that there are some 560 school boards in Michigan, which operate independently and autonomously, which lends to them a certain unwieldy quality in a system that Marshall characterized as a quagmire.

About Marshall Grate Marshall Grate, JD

Clark Hill, PLC - Board of Directors of the Michigan Council for School Attorneys, Law degree summa cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law in 1981

Marshall Grate specializes in Public School Law, Labor Law, and Employment Law representing municipal corporations and private sector employers in all aspects of Labor and Employment matters including: Personal Administration, Personnel Administration, Wage and Hour Employment Discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act, Unfair Labor Practices, Collective Bargaining, and Labor Arbitration. Attorney Grate has successfully defended clients in Bench Trials, Jury Trials, and Administrative Proceedings and he is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Michigan and Indiana. He has been admitted to the 6th Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals and the 7th Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals as well as the United States Supreme Court.