Arnaldo Cruz

Arnaldo Cruz

Essay: Rethinking Government, a new Commonwealth-Muni partnership

Given the challenges of the central government and the fiscal sustainability of many municipal governments, this might be the best chance Puerto Rico has to truly transform the entire government structure. Overview The proliferation of departments, public corporations, and agencies in Puerto Rico has severely hindered the Commonwealth’s ability to function. Meanwhile, municipal governments in …

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Essay: On Education and COVID-19

  The COVID-19 emergency is unprecedented, and the potential impact is still uncertain. Given this uncertainty, the Puerto Rico Department of Education (PRDE) must carefully evaluate medium- and long-term implications for teaching and student achievement. Based on current epidemiology models, there are three possible scenarios: an optimistic, a somewhat optimistic and a pessimistic one. The …

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