Using data from the state of Florida in the 2000s, we dispute the findings of the Coleman report. We find that there is a positive relationship between changes in expenditure per pupil and changes in academic performance. This study takes advantage of changes in expenditure resulting from the Great Recession to formulate a quasi-experimental analysis of the relationship between expenditure per pupil and academic performance. Our conclusion is consistent with the theory of decreasing marginal returns to expenditure on education.
Manzo, Dale A.
"Yearly Changes in Education Expenditure and Changes in Student Performance,"
Undergraduate Economic Review: Vol. 18:
1, Article 12.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/uer/vol18/iss1/12