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Document Number: 9635

Cost Savings Analysis of School Readiness in Michigan - Using data from cost-benefit analyses of early learning programs from around the country, a study from Wilder Research found that over the past 25 years, Michigan's pre-k program has saved the state more than $1 billion through lower grade retention and special education placement rates, reduced criminal activity and higher employment. Researchers also found that serving all low-income children in Michigan at a cost of about $236 million a year would save the state roughly another $600 million annually. (Wilder Research, November 2009)...

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