Six Easy Steps to School Productivity

Over the past few decades, the American economy has made remarkable productivity gains that have fueled GDP growth and raised living standards. Unfortunately, the American public-education system has been moving in the opposite direction...…

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Bush Institute Senior Fellow Jim Guthrie explores school funding myths

In a speech Nov. 19 in Louisville, Bill Gates exhorted America's chief state school officers to focus spending on instruction and squeeze far greater efficiency out of their education budgets. 'Our best chance to change budgets starts now,' he said. 'Your appropriations committees will see the state school budgets and ask you to show them an easy way out. I think you can tell them, 'There is a way out, but it's not easy.'…

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