Minnesota’s growing teacher shortage calls for bold initiatives. Especially where it’s most acute – in small towns. Which is exactly what’s happening in Austin where a unique partnership between the high school, a community college and a state university is about to churn out 24 new teacher candidates. View article at Austin Daily Herald
View article at Austin Daily Herald
It’s not just that President Donald Trump appointed a long-time advocate of school choice as his Education Secretary. It’s that his budget proposal cuts $9.2 billion from public schools while providing an additional $1.4 billion for school choice. View article at U.S. News & World Report
View article at U.S. News & World Report
The debate over vouchers and tax credits isn’t just a national issue. Minnesota and other states are considering bills that would divert their own funds from public to private schools. Proponents say vouchers and tax credits are a way to close the achievement gap by giving students of color the option of leaving a public school not meeting their needs. Opponents say that research and experience prove they not only don’t work, but they also violate the constitution’s call for a separation of church and state.
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