Matthew Yglesias, a prominent wonk in Washington who’s blogged for a variety of sites over the years, has a new perch on Slate with his Moneybox blog. Although the main focus of the blog is business and economics, Yglesias also touches on education topics.

In a recent post provocatively titled “Should We Cut K-12 Schools to Finance Pre-K?” Yglesias, looks at the debate surrounding federal funding for early education. Elsewhere, Yglesias riffs off a Slate piece about the potential of online learning to curb higher education costs by drawing a metaphorical connection from college costs to the business of high-end summer camps.

Moneybox is full of serious economics, cut with freewheeling digressions and pop-culture references, and should appeal to the education wonks of the Internet even when it’s not focused on schools.


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