by Fergus Cullen This article originally ran in the Waterbury Republican-American on Sunday, July 5, 2009. Will Rogers might have said, “Half of all money spent by government is wasted. The government just needs to hire a few more bureaucrats to figure out which half.” Unfortunately, less than half of ...
As we enter the season in which many towns are voting on their budgets, more schools than ever are asking for increases to cover school technology spending. Some parents are delighted by the prospect of turning classrooms into “high tech” learning facilities, but not all experts are convinced. As far back as 2000, Stanford University education professor Larry Cuban compared the value of technology spending to “buying dot.com stocks that lose money year after year.”
HARTFORD – With the poor economy continuing to be a burden on Connecticut’s citizens, the Yankee Institute’s Policy Director, Heath W. Fahle, called the budget proposal announced this morning by Democratic legislators a “death sentence” for our state.
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