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Wisconsin woman drowns on Big Island HONOLULU - A 51-year-old Wisconsin woman has drowned in the waters near South Kona on the Big Island.

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GJS

Dallas, TX

#1 Jan 11, 2011
How about this reform, get rid of the teachers union.
Charles Manson

Webster, NY

#2 Jan 11, 2011
including for shrinking the achievement gap between affluent white students and poorer minority students.

I didn't know all whites are affluent and all minorities are poor.
jgb

North Branch, MN

#3 Jan 11, 2011
If it's a DFL program to reduce the gap between the affluent white and the poor minorities they probably will dumb down the white affluents.
Tim

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jan 11, 2011
Isn't that reverse discrimmination not teaching the white students to their full potential in order to bridge some racial gap.

The gap is a direct result of the parents in the minorities home not forcing the kids to school or having rules at home. When you let your gang banging thugs get away with things, how can they be expected to go to school.
Pam

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jan 11, 2011
I guess its time to send the kids to a private school.

Since: Apr 08

Rochester

#6 Jan 11, 2011
Now that ED MN doesn't have all the power in the legislature, they are willing to look at other ideas.

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#7 Jan 11, 2011
let's spend more money trying to teach the poor minorities who don't want to learn instead of helping the rich white kids who do want to learn. isn't this a form of rascism?
retired

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jan 11, 2011
Before everyone jumps on or off the bandwagon, maybe we should wait to hear what the union leadership has to say.
Diamond

Lake Elmo, MN

#9 Jan 11, 2011
The only reform needed is eliminating the unions.
Freedom Lover

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Jan 11, 2011
I don't trust ANYTHING that comes from these parasites!
shoot a deer

Blue Earth, MN

#11 Jan 11, 2011
Thanks, but no thanks, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, I already know what you plan is.
shoot a deer

Blue Earth, MN

#12 Jan 11, 2011
Charles Manson wrote:
I didn't know all whites are affluent and all minorities are poor.
Come'on Charlie, you know perfectly well a minority student cannot make it own their own initiative. We got our own affirmative action president, see how well that turned out for us. Some even go so far as to say "That Barack Obama is really articulate!" BO even attended a special high school and everything!
mrkottah

South Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jan 11, 2011
Let's send the toughest kids to teach to Blake, Breck, Cretin, and Benilde and then evaluate the students after one year to measure their progress. Can't kick them out either.
GJS

Chicago, IL

#14 Jan 11, 2011
mrkottah wrote:
Let's send the toughest kids to teach to Blake, Breck, Cretin, and Benilde and then evaluate the students after one year to measure their progress. Can't kick them out either.
Lets kick there ass and make them behave, like my ass was kicked when I goofed off. No faster way to get results.

Since: Jun 08

Apple Valley, MN

#15 Jan 11, 2011
Check it out wrote:
Now that ED MN doesn't have all the power in the legislature, they are willing to look at other ideas.
Exactly right. These were all things Education Minnesota previously screamed about how it would ruin our education system. Now that they don't have a legislature controlled by politicians they bought off, they are trying to act "reasonable".

What would be truly reasonable is disbanding the teacher's union.

Time for Education Minnesota to realize the education system is about student's performance, not about the teachers.
hungry for info

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Jan 11, 2011
Another proposal to close the achievement gap between the "haves" and the other group. This has been going on for over 50 years. It's' more of the same old, same old. The union says give us more money and we will fix the problem. It boils down to "if you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got". I haven't seen anything real positive yet.
Joe Merlot

Cottage Grove, MN

#17 Jan 11, 2011
Check it out wrote:
Now that ED MN doesn't have all the power in the legislature, they are willing to look at other ideas.
You hit the nail on the head. It's called preemptive bargaining. Make an offer that appeals to the leadership while trying to get something in return. Is it a little weird to hear Education Minnesota making policy proposals that are dependent on state and local budgets (aka, class sizes, etc...). Well, ask yourself what happens if you shrink class sizes. They'll need more teachers won't they?

Someone tell Ed Min to sit down and shut up. Now that we have a GOP controlled state legislature that is not at EdMN's beckon call, we the people will tell THEM what's going to happen.

I have no penchant for breaking the union, per say. I do think that unions should be local and not statewide as that is monopolistic and creates an unfair advantage for the union over individual schools in negotiations, however, that's under the purview of the Fed's not the state.
Lois Griffin

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Jan 11, 2011
You missed point number 4:
Make campaign contributions to republicans.
This agenda in in Left Field. Not only is it wildly expensive but a red herring in what it takes to teach a child. Not free or reduced lunch, not health and mental services at school, not prenatal care.
It takes two parents.
Gulen Charter School MN

AOL

#19 Jan 12, 2011
The Gulen Charter Schools are proud to announce the first Gulen School in Minnesota. Opening fall 2011 Minnesota School of Science will be run by the Gulen Movement. Ever heard of exiled Islamic Imam Fethullah Gulen? Know why he was exiled out of his native Turkey ? or what his grand ambition is?
They now operate 122 charter schools in the USA and expanding rapidly. American experienced teacher - no need to apply.
Do your research - find out what Ex-FBI Turkish translator Sibel Edmonds has to say about Gulen.
http://www.gulencharterschoolsusa.blogspot.co...
http://www.gulencharterschoolsweebly.com
http://www.charterschoolscandals.blogspot.com (list of Gulen Schools here)
http://www.charterschoolwatchdog.com
Sarah

Farmington, MN

#20 Jan 13, 2011
Pam wrote:
I guess its time to send the kids to a private school.
Sending kids to private schools, charter schools, etc. is merely speeding up the process of the dismantling of public education. For every child that is lost to another type of school, most metro districts lose about $8k. Support public education in Minnesota. Help to make it better. All of us together can fix the funding issues and achievement gap issues.

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