The Wonk Salon, June 30, 2011

State Budget Cuts Slow Economic Recovery
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

State and local governments have slashed payroll by 535,000 since the beginning of the recession. The loss of jobs, combined with cuts to vendors and nonprofits, has slowed the economic recovery.

The Lake Wobegon Effect: All Schools Are Above Average

Demos
Americans have a dim view of the quality of the nation’s schools. But more than three out of four think that their child’s school is just dandy.

Teacher Bonuses Work in North Carolina
American Enterprise Institute
North Carolina’s teacher work-for-performance program delivers more bang for the buck than reduced class sizes and most other nostrums for improving education.


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