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State Representative Melissa Hortman

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Posted: 2005-04-08 00:00:00
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NEWS COLUMN

20/20 A Clear Vision for Minnesota Education


First-Term DFL Legislators Have Introduced Legislation To Support Education


Adequacy

  • Index K-12 funding to a percentage of personal income -- HF1431
  • Increase per pupil funding -- HF1183
  • Rewards for persons providing information to prevent school violence -- HF834


Equity

  • Remedy disparities between property-rich and property-poor districts -- HF2310
  • LEP cap -- HF1429
  • Special Education -- HF1432
  • Transportation aid for kindergarten -- HF1687
  • Hazardous transportation levy permitted -- HF1434, 1435


Quality

  • Technology Bond authority -- HF1430
  • Sliding scale all-day kindergarten made available
  • Gifted and Talented Program Funding -- HF594
  • Early Childhood funding restored -- HF152


Minnesota 20/20

Minnesota has always valued adequately and equitably funding our children’s education. We must recommit to a clear vision that strengthens and builds for the future. And so, we propose a change in the Minnesota Constitution:

Article XIII

Section 1. The stability of a republican form of government depending mainly upon the intelligence of the people, it is the duty of the legislature to establish a high quality and uniform system of public schools. The legislature shall make such provisions to provide equitable and adequate funding, by taxation or otherwise as will secure a thorough and efficient system of public schools throughout the state.

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