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New study confirms that investing in education pays off

Education cuts [1]It’s actually pretty remarkable that we even need a study to confirm something so obvious (What’s next? “Study confirms that days get longer in the summer and shorter in the winter”??) but a new study by the Economic Policy Institute [2] does confirm once again what anyone with any common sense has long understood — namely, that investing in public education pays big dividends for states.

Here are the key findings — to which we can only wish Gov. McCrory, Art Pope and the General Assembly would pay attention:

Put simply, cutting state investments in education — as North Carolina has been doing in recent years — is a shortsighted, counter-productive and downright DUMB idea. If the present course [3] is not reversed (and soon) we will be suffering the consequences for decades to come.

Click here to read the report [2]