Did Spending On Health And Education Fall Since 2014? Finally Some Answers

Two new studies are finally helping answer the question–did spending on social sectors like education and healthcare fall in the last two years? When Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the budget in 2015 and 2016, the Narendra Modi government was criticised for making cuts in spending on key social sectors including health and education. At first glance, this seemed to be true. Caveats: the numbers are from the Finance Ministry’s Indian Public Finance Statistics 2015-16 and so the 2014-15 and 2015-16 numbers are revised estimates and budget estimates respectively, and…

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Hillary Clinton Answers 10 Questions on Early Education

Hillary Clinton has been focused on the issue of early-childhood education since she was in law school, 40 years ago. Were she to become president, she’d be the first in the history of the office to come in with the protection and education of young children as her signature issue. To learn more about exactly how she hopes to change what the U.S. invests in young children, we contacted her campaign for an interview. While that wasn’t to be, the campaign did agree to answer our questions by email. Below,…

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