Study finds it cost $9,590 per year to educate a child; few districts are hitting it

A committee of nearly 300 educators, business leaders and others spent the past 14 months studying education funding in Michigan. Their conclusion: Schools need more money.

While that may seem like something that school officials or even parents could have told them without an extensive study, the School Finance Research Collaborative set out to answer a specific question: How much does it cost to educate each child?

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