Detroit Schools Spend More, Educate Less

Headline: Eighth-highest spending delivers nation’s worst reading scores for low-income children.

Detroit $14,259 per student per year and climbing. Even with all that money, the district still generated the nation’s worst reading scores among low-income students.

The Miami-Dade district spends $8,725 per student (some $5,500 less than Detroit), and children from low-income households there had the best literacy rates among large cities. (Thanks, CapCon)

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