Editorial: Endorsements for Minneapolis School Board

  • Article by: EDITORIAL BOARD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 25, 2012 - 6:40 PM

Carla Bates and Josh Reimnitz offer a mix of experience and fresh ideas.One's a veteran, the other a newcomer.

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BCanniffOct. 24, 12 7:05 PM

I don't even bother to look at what party the candidates you endorse belong to. We know they are always the Democrat even though they are vastly inferior in experience as is the case here.

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chlyn001Oct. 24, 1211:57 PM

Once again the Star Trib endorsements are suspect. Or at least one is. How could anyone vote for, let alone endorse a person with so little experience. Endorsing a 26 year old resident of Minnesota for 18 months or so, and a resident of School Board District 4 for less than a year is hardly a smart endorsement. Your candidate is young and bright of course, but he lacks the seasoning, spirit and insight the other candidate has in spades and hearts. What were you thinking when this choice was made?

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hindemith2Oct. 25, 12 6:31 AM

As someone who has taught in the inner city for 16 years, I would not feel comfortable having Mr. Reimnitz on the school board. He has too little experience to make informed decisions about such important matters. Things in Mpls feel like they are just starting to heal and get better. I would hate for that momentum to stop.

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bethbrooksOct. 25, 12 8:22 AM

This endorsement is ironic considering your endorsement of judges yesterday. Experience matters for judges but not school board candidates?

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choochoo12Oct. 25, 12 9:08 AM

Minneapolis schools have among the HIGHEST per-pupil spending in the state and the LOWEST student achievement. How can anybody support an incumbent? Oh, I forgot: graduates of Minneapolis schools can barely read or do math. Now I understand.

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liveswellOct. 25, 12 3:36 PM

Patty is an advocate for all children! She recognizes the failures of recent "reforms" that have contributed to our growing system of segregation and unequal education! There is big business surrounding "the gap" and the money rolls in to this race to support it. Political rhetoric is often wrapped around a wolf like sheep's skin. Look deeper friends.

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gunflintmamaOct. 29, 1212:26 AM

Let us see. Experience is good for Judges, bad for School Board, unless it is good for School Board. "Expansive background" is bad for Judges but good for Congress. Being in the pocket of every Union in the county shows how plugged in a County Commissioner candidate is, not how beholden to special interests they actually are. US Senate candidates are endorsed not for what they have done, but for what we hope they will do in the future. By the way, I am a DFL'er, but I can still admit that there is no rhyme nor reason to the nonsense this paper spews out at election time.

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