Debate was postponed because other legislation took much longer than expected Monday, and now the Minnesota Senate is set to vote today (Tues) on the Republican majority’s E-12 education funding package. It’s a fraction of the governor’s proposal, and Maplewood Democrat Chuck Wiger says the Republican bill “grossly ignores the needs of public education throughout our state. We need to do much more.”
Republicans say E-12 education got a big funding increase in the last legislative session. This time they’re focusing on measures to increase literacy, plus a “Parents’ Bill of Rights” that prohibits “doxing” — and they say gives parents more say in their children’s education.