There's no magical spending threshold for student success. Solutions are also complicated by the fact that children with different needs require different levels of support.
To better understand those needs — and what it will cost to meet them — a state can commission what's called an "adequacy study."
Most states have already done at least one.
Michigan is a late-comer. Its first adequacy study is due out this month.
Many times, states get back their adequacy studies and do nothing.
But it's a start.
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