Another study aims to figure out how much it costs to educate a child in Michigan

This will be the second so-called adequacy study to try to figure out the cost of educating a child in Michigan.

The state paid $399,000 for the first Michigan Education Finance Study. It was published last year and tried to figure out the base cost of educating a child by looking at the most successful districts in the state. The state, in commissioning the study, chose the “successful schools” model approach to the study and defined success as those districts that “have proficiency levels above the state average for all of the standards under the Michigan Merit Standards.”

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