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Educatoin Minnesota column: Legislature missed opportunities to repay schools, address achievement gap

May 10, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

The 2012 Legislature showed that Minnesotans will have a clear choice in November between leaders who truly value public education and those who view our classrooms as places for political games. Continue Reading

Tom Dooher, St. Paul, column: Anti-seniority bill helps budgets, not students

February 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It doesn’t make sense to claim that more budget cuts and teacher layoffs will help Minnesota schools lift up whole groups of students. Continue Reading

Education Minnesota outlines plan to address achievement gap

January 16, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher outlined a series of steps that Minnesota should immediately take to address the state’s achievement gap. Continue Reading

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Pawlenty blames teachers union

May 20, 2010 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL – Minnesota will not try to get bonus federal education funds be-cause the Legislature did nothing to reform education, as required by the Obama administration, Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Wednesday.

The problem is the Education Minnesota teachers union, he said, which has “a controlling influence” over Democrats who control the House and Senate. Continue reading…