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Erin Smith

Student, LBJ School of Public Affairs

Erin Smith is a student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Her background is in nonprofit management and civic education, and her area of interest is state and local government. Erin currently serves as co-chair of the Barbara Jordan National Forum, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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Good policy is more than civic virtue

Contrary to the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and the presidential cabinet nominations that followed, qualifications matter. Public service may be a calling, but good policy is made from more than civic virtue. Leaders need training.