About this audio file: On Feb. 9, 2006, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy hosted an Issues and Ideas Luncheon in Lansing featuring education research scholar Jay P. Greene, author of the recently published book "Education Myths." During his speech at the luncheon, Greene discussed key myths debunked in his book, and in the audio clip hyperlinked above, Greene addresses one of these myths: "the notion that schools would do better if only we gave them more money." The clip is six minutes and 38 seconds long.
Greene is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute’s Education Research Office, and he holds an endowed chair at the University of Arkansas, where he is head of the university's Department of Education Reform. In 2000, Greene wrote the Mackinac Center Policy Study "The Cost of Remedial Education: How Much Michigan Pays When Students Fail to Learn Basic Skills." In 2002, his extensive research on school choice was cited four times in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, which upheld the constitutionality of Ohio’s school voucher program.