Want to Govern? Survey Says, Attend Policy School Senior public officials in state and local government say graduate school prepared them for their current careers, according to a new survey.
Eight months ago, The Washington Post published a provocative Sunday op-ed with the headline, “Want to Govern? Skip Policy School.” The authors argued that schools of government did not prepare students for a career in public service. New findings from a Governing magazine survey of senior state and local public officials contradicts that thesis.