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  •  The Attack on Education and Teachers Unions (6+ / 0-)

    is going on in MN too. Yesterday's StarTribune featured a story about the great work that freshman Rep. Pam Myhra (R) is doing to help implement the Florida education "model" here. No mention was made of the fact that, after the election but before the current legislature convened, the 33 GOP freshmen state Representatives (plus 3 Dems) were flown to DC to attend Jeb Bush's conference on the magical Florida model. Shortly thereafter a bunch of Florida style bills were introduced here that included the Bush style reforms - mandatory retention of students, A-F grading of schools, private vouchers, etc. Some of us are wondering who arranged and paid for this junket and what were these eager young minds taught there.

    Myhra had her legislative assistant answer my email asking if she was an ALEC member. The assistant very honestly stated that, "I personally do not know if she is a member of ALEC."

    "These days man knows the price of everything, but the value of nothing." - Oscar Wilde

    by metiche on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 08:07:55 AM PDT

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