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Is The Dalio Gift To Public Schools Worth It?

Bridgewater Associates Chair Ray Dalio speaks in Beijing in March 2019.
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Bridgewater Associates Chair Ray Dalio at the China Development Forum in Beijing in March. In April Gov. Lamont announced that Dalio and his wife were donating $100 million for public education in some of Connecticut's most disadvantaged communities.

$100 million! That’s how much the foundation of hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio has pledged to give Connecticut to help the state’s low-performing public schools. But the project has been exempt from transparency and ethics rules, which has some officials worried. Are these public-private partnerships a good idea? We find out with guests: