Education Funding Opinion

The Research-Policy Disconnect

By Alexander Russo — April 10, 2007 1 min read
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Over at the Cato blog site, Andrew Coulson says that education research suffers from the absence of any focus on development or application focus (Cato-at-liberty � Where’s the “D”?): “In other fields, there is a powerful market incentive for applied research. It’s R and D, not just R, and the only justification for the former is the latter.” I’m not sure if I agree with his entire argument, but it’s interesting to think about what ed research would look like if it were more focused on developing practical applications.

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