Study says Rhode Island gets inadequate return for its education spending

April 19, 2010
Costs remain high, but student performance is subpar, report says
FromThe Providence Journal: Despite declining enrollments and some cost-cutting in schools in recent years, Rhode Island’s per-student expenditure remains one of the highest in the country, with lackluster results to show for this investment, a report from the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council finds. Rhode Island now spends nearly $2 billion to educate roughly 145,000 public school students

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