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ON EDUCATION: Business involvement in education does not always go well, but has great potential to help schools tackle the budget and career-ready challenges hitting them today, says Whitney Downs, a researcher in education policy at the American Enterprise Institute. She discusses her recent article for Education Next: “Why Arguments Against Business Involvement in Education Don’t Add Up” with School Reform News Managing Editor Joy Pullmann. Listen Here.
ON BUDGET: Across the country there are efforts to consolidate small units of government to benefit taxpayers. Urban planning expert Wendell Cox says these efforts are usually misguided because the expected savings almost never occur. In fact, says Cox, government “turns the whole idea of economies of scale on its head.” Listen Here.