An editorial in today’s Detroit News on education funding as compared to performance cites this research by Michael Van Beek, director of education policy.

“The state’s return on investment is poor,” the editorial states, quoting Van Beek’s work showing that Michigan spends $11,337 per student, good for 16th highest in the nation, yet students here rank between 33rd and 39th nationally on fourth- and eighth-grade reading and math scores.

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