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Experts Correct Myths about Public Employee Pensions

In politics and policymaking, the facts aren't always convenient. Such is the case with public employee defined-benefit retirement plans and the policymakers who want to dismantle them.

NY Times: Shuttering Bad Charter Schools

The charter school movement has expanded over the last 20 years largely on this promise: If exempted from some state regulations, charters could outperform traditional public schools because they have flexibility and can be more readily tailored to the needs of students. Another selling point is that these schools are supposed to be periodically reviewed when they renew their operating permits — and easily shut down if they fail. It has not worked out that way.

New Study Shows Labor-Management Partnerships Improve Patient Care

Patient care improves and costs come down as a result of labor and management partnerships, according to a new Cornell University study.

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