Franken visit to Forest Lake High shines light on skills gap

  • Article by: Libor Jany , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 26, 2013 - 4:50 PM

The senator’s visit to Forest Lake High School was aimed at promoting legislation he hopes will close the skills gap.

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forpeopleOct. 26, 13 6:11 PM

Now that Franken is up for re-election in 2014, he is finally doing something of interest to ordinary citizens of Minnesota. Up until now, we have primarily seen Franken doing little or pushing the envelope for the already privileged. For example, he supported the Protect IP Act (PIPA) designed to protect the copyrights of his pals in the entertainment industry. The Act was so overboard that ordinary citizens could have been slapped with some harsh penalties for inadvertent infringements on copyrights. If the Republicans ran a halfway decent candidate, Franken would lose by a landslide. This is not too likely, however, because the Republicans seem to have been overrun by extremists. Heaven help the ordinary citizen!

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dentesterOct. 26, 13 6:19 PM

Although I agree with the concept, it has nothing to do with the federal government. If Franken is so interested in this idea he should run for school board or county commissioner.

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guessagainOct. 27, 13 8:16 AM

dentester: "Although I agree with the concept, it has nothing to do with the federal government. " Education has everything to do with the federal government. You know "promote the general welfare" in the document that the right ignores except for the Second Amendment.

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