A group of education advocates called the K-16 Coalition submitted nearly 300,000 signatures to the state yesterday. They want to get an initiative on the ballot that would change the legislature’s role in funding public education in the state. Their proposal would automatically lock in funding for education at the current rate, which would be automatically increased by the rate of inflation. This would affect state universities as well as kindergarten through high school. Michigan Radio’s Jack Lessenberry spoke with David Plank about what the group’s proposal would do. He is a professor of educational administration at Michigan State.