Minnesota lawmakers get education budget details

  • Article by: RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 14, 2013 - 7:42 PM

Dayton's plan would not completely repay the state's debt to public school districts until 2017.

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drposterFeb. 14, 13 8:19 PM

Again with this farce. Nothing but a Union payback for DFL support money that actually goes to the schools for books, bldgs, tech will come from local bonding.

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avejoeconFeb. 14, 13 8:50 PM

You asked for it, you got it. Mega spending and YOU get to pay for it!

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elmore1Feb. 14, 13 8:55 PM

Disappointing to see Dayton kick the can further down the road...

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drfranktFeb. 14, 1310:05 PM

Not the least bit surprising, given the DFL controlled legislature. You voted for it now it's time to pay the piper!

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jpcooperFeb. 14, 1310:48 PM

Preschool Scholarships???? Whats criteria is the scholarship based on? Coloring ability? ABC ability? Counting to 100? Story telling ? Playing house?...... I'm thinking this is just another Liberal wealth re-distribution program for the poor. Taxpayers already provide a K-12 education, we should not be paying for pre-school programs to a few selected demographics!

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gorabbits57Feb. 14, 1311:36 PM

Money was borrowed from a public entity, and should be repaid. However, the cogs in education move at a snails pace. The educators union needs to change their archaic standpoint on a number of key issues that allow for LOCAL reformation. The idea of implementing new methods that do not fit within the traditional school schedule -or- within a buildings four walls need to be possible. As of now, it seems as though the burden of implementing unique ideas in education falls on the teacher, -who- is often at odds with their own union.

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wulffie22Feb. 15, 13 6:40 AM

I wonder if anyone really knows how much is spent on education? It looks like daycare is being redefined as education now. There will never be enough money to fix this.

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jackpinesavFeb. 15, 13 8:39 AM

Good first step. Remember that previous guv and legislature withheld $$$$ for local school boards( property tax) resulting in bank loans. Long term plan also makes sense for jobs bill(worker training) and if you haven't noticed all changes in K-12 and higher ed, you aren't paying attention. Specific training for future jobs in world economy is the key.

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my4centsFeb. 15, 13 9:20 AM

The state budget is already too tight to pay back funds that were earlier confiscated from the schools. Why would we then require that schools now provide all-day kindergarten and add funding for preschool and daycare? Raising taxes to fund the current overspending is bad enough - we shouldn't accept a proposal that raises taxes and increases spending and giveaways even more.

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