Schools face shutdown hassles

  • Article by: NORMAN DRAPER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 10, 2011 - 11:50 PM

Summer testing dates and teacher licensing are jeopardized, and some schools had to dip into reserves.

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sparkarellaJul. 11, 11 6:07 AM

Once again we all suffer from the over regulation of government in our lives. Businesses suffer, schools suffer, we ALL suffer! Less government!!!

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KAWaltersJul. 11, 11 7:27 AM

Thats why we have reserves. Keep up the good work and no new taxes.

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margtcJul. 11, 11 8:10 AM

What would happen if the schools said "up yours" to the state and just tested and passed/failed the kids based on the grades they get? Would the world fall apart or something? Of course, the unions would never agree to this either.

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down2earthJul. 11, 11 8:58 AM

And still the paychecks for Minnesota legislators are being processed right on time.

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formerfalconJul. 11, 11 9:00 AM

Sure, we want unlicensed teachers in our classrooms. Get a clue sparky. And I think that if you asked most union members, they would be fine if we got rid of these GRAD tests.

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moraspeakingJul. 11, 11 9:25 AM

Educators like nothing better than a problem that visibly impacts them that they can blame on someone else. Watch for funding requests to cover "shutdown costs".

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notaxmaxJul. 11, 11 9:34 AM

It is telling that in Lesters 1800 student school district 500 were scheduled to retest. A word about the 22,000 state workers on lay off. I have seen some minor inconvevience, suffered some myself at a state park, but I am very puzzeled as to what all these people do. It is looking more and more like these are make work jobs and have little impact on the lives of the general population.

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ande2960Jul. 11, 1110:05 AM

@ notaxmax: The 500 students are from the Anoka-Hennepin district, not Brooklyn Center.

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ande2960Jul. 11, 1110:07 AM

@ moraspeaking: Where is your proof that "Educators like nothing better than a problem that visibly impacts them that they can blame on someone else." Support your "facts."

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notaxmaxJul. 11, 1110:17 AM

ande 2960 - Darn I hate it when I am wrong. It is just that the school district has an unusualy low graduation rate, is under federally ordered administration shakeup and still has shown only a few percentage points of improvement, so I jumped to conclusions, Sorry.

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