04/22/2013 08:38 am ET | Updated Jun 22, 2013

Rick Snyder Defends Secret Project To Reform Education System | Detroitnews.com

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Lansing -- Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday defended his administration's involvement in a secret project that is trying to develop a cheaper way to deliver public education through a voucher-like funding system.

The education reform advisory team's existence had been secret until The Detroit News reported Friday about a months-long "skunk works" project to design a new "value school" that costs $5,000 per child annually to operate -- $2,000 less than the state's minimum per-pupil funding. The group includes employees of software companies, charter school advocates and five state employees.

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