A Detroit Free Press story today on school district consolidation cites a Mackinac Center study on the issue from 2007.

Andrew Coulson in "School District Consolidation, Size and Spending: an Evaluation" says that while consolidating smaller districts could save $31 million, breaking up excessively larger districts could save about 12 times as much.

Michael Van Beek, director of education policy, delves into the topic in this recent blog post, explaining that national statistics show no correlation between the number of school districts and education spending in a particular state, why intermediate school districts are no longer necessary and how increasing the number of charter public schools can reduce education costs.

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