Investment in Public Schools Reduces Contact With Criminal Justice System

May 10, 2022

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A new U-M study has found that increased investment in public schools pays off through reductions in adult crime. A team of researchers from the Education Policy Initiative of the U-M Ford School tracked two groups of students from kindergarten to adulthood, comparing the outcomes of those attending schools in districts and years that did not receive significant funding increases. The researchers share key takeaways from their study.

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