ECM Editorial Board
Minnesota’s politicians are embroiled in debate – what should we do with an extra billion dollars or two? Granted, the problem of too much money is always better than the problem of not enough. Still, it’s time to rein in our leaders and add some practical observations. First, the $1.9 billion...Read More
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The Minnesota House of Representatives has passed a bill, authored by Rep. Jenifer Loon, R-Eden Prairie, calling for a major change in the way teacher layoffs are conducted when finances, enrollments or instructional program changes call for reduction of teaching positions. A companion bill authored...Read More
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ECM Editorial Board The number of students who have special needs in Minnesota schools continues to grow. State and federal governments need to fund federally mandated programs as promised to avoid using local operating school district funds to subsidize the program. To its credit, the 2012-13 state...Read More
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Can you believe it? School lunch is controversial. In this time of political extremes, even the hot dog is at risk. The federal government, in an attempt to insure healthy eating for our children, requires schools to serve meals with new and very specific requirements for reduced salt, required whol...Read More
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Imagine this: Your 15-year-old son becomes seriously ill. Is it cancer or some other life-threatening disease? You whisk him off to the emergency room. Within days, you have updates on Facebook. “Billy is doing much better.” “The medicine is working!” “He’s going to be OK.” Many of us ...Read More
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After helping serve breakfast to some Coon Rapids elementary school youngsters on Wednesday morning, June 4, Gov. Mark Dayton, with a trusty walking cane at his side, stopped by the corporate offices of ECM Publishers to talk issues with the ECM Editorial Board....Read More
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