The budget conversation

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Yesterday’s forum on funding public education in Worcester — the second of a two-part collaboration between The Research Bureau and the Worcester Education Collaborative — didn’t achieve any financial breakthroughs or offer dazzling new education insights, but it did feature a welcome tone of cooperation between city and school officials.

City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. spoke of “a more honest and transparent conversation” than has sometimes been the case in the past, part of the recognition that there are inextricable links between education and the economy.

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