It’s a reasonable concern, as far as it goes. It clearly makes sense to invest in social programs that yield social and economic benefits far into the future. And quality is important, as parents count on schools not only to keep their children safe but to help cultivate the knowledge, habits and skills that will enable them to thrive for the rest of their lives. Finally, it’s tactically wise for liberals to speak the language of metrics and outcomes, lest we be accused of throwing money at a problem.
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