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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/
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