David Blatt, the director of the Oklahoma Policy Institute, has a weekly column in the Journal Record. Here is a link to his Journal Record column last week, in which he writes about why cutting Alt Ed is shortsighted:
Thank you, David, and OKPolicy.
We (OTAC) did cost-benefit studies during the years we were funded to conduct comprehensive evaluations, and they always showed that each dropout we can avoid/reclaim/rescue saves the state more than $200,000 over his/her lifetime in reduced costs and increased taxes paid. Cutting these programs is indeed shortsighted.