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Can performance-based education bonds improve preschool education?

January 23, 2017View for printing

Minnesota plans to join Salt Lake City in a novel approach to paying for public education: using "social bonds" to fund early childhood learning.

These bonds raise money in private capital markets, just as bonds for a new power plant or a high school do. What's unusual is the use of bonds to fund educational or social programs, not buildings or infrastructure.

Ed Lotterman

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