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Is The Dalio Gift To Public Schools Worth It?

Bridgewater Associates Chair Ray Dalio speaks in Beijing in March 2019.
Ng Han Guan
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: