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Education and the Economy: Our School Performance Matters

The PISA results came out recently, and they were greeted in the normal manner: The vast majority of U.S. citizens, both educators and populace, presumed that the discussion was about a bell tower in Italy and went on to something else. Germany was at the other extreme. Virtually every local newspaper covered the results on its front page.

It's not how much, but how you spend the money on schools

After the Kansas City experiment, I figured that nobody with a straight face would suggest "throwing money at schools."

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