79 Minnesota school districts seek le...

79 Minnesota school districts seek levy approvals

There are 6 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 19, 2010, titled 79 Minnesota school districts seek levy approvals. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Nearly a quarter of Minnesota school districts are asking voters to approve tax hikes amid concerns the state's financial problems will be passed down to them.

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Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#1 Oct 20, 2010
79 school districts, 25% of all districts in the State, are in such dire straits that they are going begging for additional funding to be able to properly educate our children.

Thanks T-Paw, you jerk.

I can not wait until Mr. Dayton is sworn in as Governor since he is the only candidate that will properly fund the education of our most precious commodity, our children.
Bob

Hastings, MN

#2 Oct 20, 2010
IrishMN wrote:
79 school districts, 25% of all districts in the State, are in such dire straits that they are going begging for additional funding to be able to properly educate our children.
Thanks T-Paw, you jerk.
I can not wait until Mr. Dayton is sworn in as Governor since he is the only candidate that will properly fund the education of our most precious commodity, our children.
Maybe they should cut out some of the fat from the districts to help offset there financial woes. I know libs don't use there brains and think about that option.
L in Lakeville

Bloomington, IL

#3 Oct 20, 2010
.....this wouldn't have anything to do with teachers unions would it? I just hope when Dakota County fleece's me again this year like they did a few years ago, I get dinner and a kiss with it!
L in Lakeville

Bloomington, IL

#4 Oct 20, 2010
IrishMN wrote:
79 school districts, 25% of all districts in the State, are in such dire straits that they are going begging for additional funding to be able to properly educate our children.
Thanks T-Paw, you jerk.
I can not wait until Mr. Dayton is sworn in as Governor since he is the only candidate that will properly fund the education of our most precious commodity, our children.
ha ha ha ha, thanks for the laugh...I need that!:)
L in Lakeville

Bloomington, IL

#5 Oct 20, 2010
Some things to consider....fewer school aged children (people are having fewer children). Home schooling, On-line schooling. There are so many things that factor into obtaining and needing school budgets. You can't squeeze blood from a turnip. Take some of the welfare funds for the schools...let's be less of a welfare state, and we can be a better education state. Most of the states that have the "best" educations, have far less of their state budgets going to welfare. Check it out, I'll try to find the website I saw it on 2 months ago. You can't have it all!
Tom Do Her

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Oct 21, 2010
The historical record compiled by the Department of Education itself shows that increased government spending on education does not improve the academic performance of government schools.

"From 1989-90 to 2006-07, total expenditures per student in public elementary and secondary schools rose from $8,748 to $11,839 (a 35 percent increase in 2008-09 constant dollars), with most of the increase occurring after 1997-98," says the Education Department's The Condition of Education 2010.

In 1980, 17-year-old students in public schools earned an average score of 284 out of 500 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading test. In 2008, they still scored 284. Despite increased per pupil spending, the needle did not move.

In 1999, 17-year-old students in American public schools earned an average score of 307 out of 500 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress math test. In 2008, they scored 305. The needle moved in the wrong direction.

Every community in America should give all parents a voucher equal to what it now pays per-pupil for its public schools, allowing those parents to use those vouchers at any school they choose. Let the market decide if government-run schools survive.

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