A Michigan State professor who the university said committed plagiarism after the Mackinac Center raised questions about his work has been “released from university affiliation,” according to The State News.

Education Policy Director Mike Van Beek uncovered the problem after Sharif Shakrani wrote about school consolidation. Van Beek also noted that the study’s methodology was “seriously flawed.”

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The Kalamazoo Gazette and Saginaw News also covered the story.

For more information on school consolidation, see this 2007 study by Andrew Coulson, a Mackinac Center adjunct fellow and director of educational freedom at the Cato Institute.

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