Conflicts of interest have tainted Austin school closures, critics say | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
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Public management professor Donald Kettl at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas said that experts consider it unreasonable — even unwise — to prohibit vendors from ever working for a governmental agency because of the expertise vendors bring. The way to avoid even the appearance of conflict of interest is to be completely transparent, he said.