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Monday
Sep262016

Cutting Alternative Education is Shortsighted

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:

http://journalrecord.com/2016/09/21/prosperity-policy-shortsighted-cuts-will-bring-long-term-costs-opinion/

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.