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New study confirms that investing in education pays off
Posted By Rob Schofield On August 23, 2013 @ 9:24 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
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  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  is not reversed (and soon) we will be suffering the consequences for decades to come.
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 a new study by the Economic Policy Institute: http://www.epi.org/publication/states-education-productivity-growth-foundations/
 the present course: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/tracking-the-cuts-the-dismantling-of-our-public-schools/
 Prominent conservatives reject new tax, education cuts: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/07/29/prominent-conservatives-reject-new-tax-education-cuts/
 State of Working North Carolina: Education Key to State Prosperity, Worker’s Economic Security: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/09/05/state-of-working-north-carolina-education-key-to-state-prosperity-workers-economic-security/
 Prosperity Watch: Low-income students and the future of North Carolina economic competitiveness: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/30/prosperity-watch-low-income-students-and-the-future-of-north-carolina-economic-competitiveness/
 Reality Sinks In: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/11/06/reality-sinks-in/
 Education pipeline favors students from affluent families, not low-income students: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/11/13/education-pipeline-favors-students-from-affluent-families-not-low-income-students/
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