Getting the message to the Michigan legislature

Monday, October 01, 2007

Michigan's state government shut down for a couple of hours and then re-opened. But the challenges remain.

As surrounding states are increasing their investments in higher education, Michigan lags, according to this article. Read more.

The article raises an important question for EDPros. As the dynamics of economic development begin shifting more dramatically toward talent development, how do we educate state legislators brought up on a steady diet of business incentives?

Over the long term, these incentives -- which are of doubtful value -- undercut the ability of state governments to make the long term investments we need in a knowledge-based infrastructure: education, research, broadband communications.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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