Simply throwing money at our public schools won’t increase outcomes, especially for poor kids.
from Harold Hamilton’s Minnesota Watchdog Friday Commentary, May 29, 2015… “We can all agree that accusing other politicians of hating something is unprofessional and divisive.”— Albert Lea Tribune “Dayton’s Proposal wasn’t ready.”— Duluth News Tribune “The governor should abandon his own approach.”— Grand Forks Herald “Whatever effort Dayton made to pull the legislature in his direction on this issue, he failed.”— Mankato Free Press “It looks like the governor took his ball and went home.”— Mesabi Daily News “Governor errs in vetoing education budget bill.”— Owatonna People’s Press “The governor has failed to make a persuasive case.”— Pioneer Press
Governor Dayton vetoed a K-12 education budget bill that garnered support from both parties. The Republican controlled House voted for it, 71-59. The Democrat controlled Senate voted for it, 51-14. The bill… exceeded both the Senate Democrat and House Republican original budget targets increased K-12 funding by $1.3 billion (8%) to a record total of $17.2 billion (though you’ll hear of a 2% $400 million increase, not 8% $1.3 billion, because some people start from an expected increase as though it’s already real) included more than Governor Dayton’s requested 1% increase on the per pupil formula (by providing between 1.5% and 2%) Why did Governor Dayton veto the bill? Because he wants funding for pre-Kindergarten. It was never even in the Democrats’ Senate version of the bill. What’s …
This is why in a hundred years, we’ve gone from teaching Latin and Greek in high school to teaching remedial English in college. Source: Middle School Reading Lists 100 Years Ago vs. Today | The Federalist Papers