Lesson SixInvesting in Public Education Pays
Participants review the historical context for many of our current economic conditions, including the 1980s agenda to privatize, deregulate, cut taxes, and shrink government. The connection is made between funding erosion and corporate tax cuts and incentives. Participants take part in a role play about a corporation seeking relocation tax incentives, then they debrief the real reasons most corporations use to make relocation decision: labor force quality, a product of the public education system. Participants spend the last part of the workshop discussing how public education is best investment for greater returns and economic development.
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TEF Lesson 6 - Investing in Public Education Pays - July 2010.doc
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