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  News & highlights from Ball State CBER :: http://ibb.cberdata.org   April 17, 2017  
 

School Quality Drives Enrollment and Economic Growth

The ISTEP pass rate is a strong predictor of school enrollment change.

The simple hypothesis that families choose their locations based upon the mix public services, amenities and taxation has enjoyed more than 60 years of economic research. The general findings of hundreds of studies is that households place value on better public services and are willing to pay a premium, in higher taxes and housing costs to get them. They vote with their feet. The only surprising result of this research is how few Americans understand the implications of this work. Nowhere better illustrates this than in the school quality and choice debate.

Read the full article: School Quality Drives Enrollment and Economic Growth

Last week's article: School Board Elections Matter, Just Ask Muncie Families


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March Vehicle Sales

March data on motor vehicles retail sales was recently released.  Vehicles sales are leveling off (view graph), coming in at 16.9 million units for March 2017, a 0.6 percent decrease over the previous year.

The only vehicles type with a year-over-year increase in sales was light-weight trucks (LWT), which includes SUVs and minivans. Sales of domestic LWT increased 4.6 percent to 8.3 million vehicles, while sales of foreign LWT increased 15.6 percent to 2.15 million units.

More details: Full Data | Time-Series Graph

 

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