News Nation took note of the EPI working paper, "Public School Funding, School Quality, and Adult Crime."
"Can investing in schools -- better teachers, better facilities -- actually reduce crime?" the article asks.
It notes, "A trio of researchers found evidence that the cascade effect of the plan could create a road map to cut crime rates over time. More police on the street 'reduces crime now,' said Joshua M. Hyman, an assistant professor of economics at Amherst College and one of the co-authors of the study. But a good school funding approach, he said, 'reduces crime 20 years from now.'"