Is The Dalio Gift To Public Schools Worth It?
$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:
- Christopher Keating, capitol bureau chief, Hartford Courant
- Vincent Candelora, Connecticut state representative, R-Branford
- Patrice McCarthy, deputy director and general counsel, Connecticut Association of Boards of Education
- Frederick McKinney, Ph.D., Carlton Highsmith Chair of Innovation & Entrepreneurship and director, People’s United Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Quinnipiac University
- Christopher Clouet, Ed.D., superintendent, Shelton Public Schools