Minneapolis mayoral contenders turn their attention to education

  • Article by: Steve Brandt , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 17, 2013 - 6:03 AM

Debate reflects a broadening public concern among voters over schools.

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donnyknowsSep. 16, 1310:48 PM

The key to a successful bureaucratic career is always looking busy.

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raleighmamaSep. 16, 1311:05 PM

Don Samuels is a great speech maker, but has little results that can claim he was responsible for.

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johndontSep. 17, 1312:00 AM

Here is an idea. Next time we all get together, let's have a question and answer session. Up on the stage will be a bunch of excelling Asian minority students and in the audience will be the rest of the minority students. The minority students in the audience can ask questions of the excelling Asian students. Questions like....you are a minority like us, how is it that you do so well in school?

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circleoflifeSep. 17, 13 6:46 AM

What a waste of time. The only time policitians are interested in education is during the election process. Then they get into office, shuffle papers and money with no real solutions.

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sage62Sep. 17, 13 6:55 AM

"creation" ;)

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darkcircleSep. 17, 13 7:12 AM

Placing an emphasis on education shows a great deal of leadership for a political party and focusing on student achievement is result orientated initiative. Anyone with a smart child has placed them in a classroom with a smart teacher and plenty of resources, without any political apprehension to educational funding.

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JestmanSep. 17, 13 7:35 AM

mayor has no real authority over the schools. Move on to real topics like security and truancy enforcement. Now that's something the city mayor can do. We have an independent school board for a reason.

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bannedmuggsSep. 17, 13 9:58 AM

How about the next topic being, will you leverage our great grandkids income like Rybak or will you actually do what's good for Minneapolis?

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techgirlSep. 17, 13 2:22 PM

Keep in mind that Don Samuels voted FOR increasing taxes for sports teams.

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dibar001Sep. 17, 13 3:27 PM

Why call this a debate when only a few selected candidates were invited and no questions were taken from the audience. A better name would be a showcase for groups interested in a certain type of reform in education. I doubt the results of the strib poll. I was included in the telephone poll, even though I am not a resident of Minneapolis. How many other non-residents did they poll to put "education" at the top of the list of concerns? Why does the strip fail to publish two sides of the Education Reform story?

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