7.4% levy increase is urged for Minneapolis schools

  • Article by: STEVE BRANDT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 12, 2012 - 9:32 PM
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freedubaySep. 12, 12 9:51 PM

Seems reasonable. Anybody else need money?

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sharkysharkSep. 12, 12 9:57 PM

Cut spending. No money left.

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mred58Sep. 12, 12 9:58 PM

if only the state would pay back that loan, for the deficit left by timmie.but they thought the stadium was better,and the rubes will pay for it.

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bhappySep. 12, 1210:00 PM

Lots of money but none of it to teach kids. What are they thinking?

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mahrebSep. 12, 1210:01 PM

More money for people who aren't working . . . great idea, let's elect more Democrats.

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statikSep. 12, 1210:11 PM

Good neighborhood schools translate into increased property values. As a Minneapolis homeowner, I'm happy to pay for this increase.

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mahrebSep. 12, 1210:19 PM

"Good neighborhood schools translate into increased property values. As a Minneapolis homeowner, I'm happy to pay for this increase." Let me know when the MSP school district becomes good and when your property jumps by 7.2% a year. THIS IS TO PAY FOR PENSIONS, NOT CURRENT IMPROVEMENTS.

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minneg56Sep. 12, 1210:24 PM

As a 30+ year tax payer in the city- who has ALWAYS voted in favor of levies and bond issues for education I feel I've earned and paid for the right to ask ... "why and how will this increase be any different and produce any better results than any of the others over the past 30 + years?" Please just MPS- teach the basics and do them well. Teachers are asked to do way too much beyond teaching kids. Schools are asked to do way too much- social work, nutrition, medical care, physchological work, day care and essentially replacement parenting. Further, the system tries to be all things to all people and ultimately accomplishes nothing. So if bonds are for buildings- and I haven't seen any great Minneapolis Public School facilities other than Michael Dowling School ... and levies are for learning - and I haven't seen any positively remarkable test scores let alone consistency over the past 30 + years ... please someone tell me how more money will make a difference? You know what makes a damned difference? Parental responsibility in learning and it doesn't cost any of us anything more.

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erikj3Sep. 12, 1210:30 PM

Go get the money from Wilf. We're broke.

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Thumper5316Sep. 12, 1210:30 PM

static, I'm sure the Mpls. School board will be happy to take your money tomorrow. Personally, until either the schools or the parents get their act together I'm not willing to give them one penny more.

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