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Andrew G. Biggs

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Overpaid Public Workers: Actually, We're Moving Toward Consensus

(93) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 1:49 PM

Many public workers are overpaid relative to their private sector counterparts, especially in large, unionized states such as Wisconsin, Ohio and California. This may sound like a controversial claim, but it shouldn't.

The methodology we've used to compare compensation in the public and private sectors has broad support,...

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What Happened to Data-Driven Education Reform?

(18) Comments | Posted November 15, 2011 | 8:17 AM

"The path to real reform begins with the truth," stated Education Secretary Arne Duncan in 2009 during an education forum with the Data Quality Campaign. Sec. Duncan, who argues that policymakers should use "data to drive reform," strongly believes that education policy should be "framed by evidence."


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