Education funding

Chuck Marohn our conservative commentator for Dig Deep asks a provocative question to liberal commentator Aaron Brown (he's an educator) :  does more money for education make a town "less poor"?  And Aaron then asks, what do they mean by the word education?  Education, Aaron argues, can be very political.

MN Senate

On Making Sausage this morning DFL commentator Colleen Nardone joined me to talk with MN Senate Minority leader Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook) to talk about the confirmation process of Governor Walz's appointments, education and health care. 

Many schools are adopting one-on-one technology initiatives.  There are pros and cons to this, and retired superintendent Craig Menozzi stopped by to tell us more. 

Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn continue the conversation on education in this next episode. 

Most school districts in northern Minnesota find themselves in situations that involve their older buildings with failing infrastructure.  But where do the models for the future of schools come from?  How come most school districts have the same answer to their problems - leaving old buildings for larger, consolidated buildings on the edge of towns?  What COULD we do instead? 

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This month our Dig Deep topic is Education.  Many have suggested this topic, as school funding and consolidation has an effect on many in northern MN. 

Craig Menozzi grew up in the Nashwauk schools and went on to become a superintendent in both Minnesota and Iowa.  In today's conversation we talked about success in schools when it comes to students living in poverty and long range planning of rural schools.

Craig Menozzi grew up in the Nashwauk schools and went on to become a superintendent in both Minnesota and Iowa.  He sat down with us today to give us an overview of the things he follows in the education world.