Stimson in the News

Matthew Leatherman quoted in the Military Times on army education

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Schools that offer a lower quality of education could end up costing their communities if the military places a high priority on that factor in its base closure decisions, says a new report from the global security think tank Stimson Center.

“If host communities do not offer soldiers’ children a consistently high-quality education, they risk the economic challenges that result from losing support of a major employer,” concluded the report, “The Army Goes to School: The Connection between K-12 Education Standards and the Military-Base Economy,” scheduled to be released Thursday.

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