What we’ve become accustomed to seeing from Minnesota’s current governor is he’s heavy on talking points and light on legitimate policy solutions that will actually help Minnesotans. (See his “One Minnesota” slogan that is completely tone deaf to his own unpopularity outside of downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul).
Consider Gov. Tim Walz’s misguided approach to education. The governor and DFLers have worn out the term, “fully fund” simply because it’s a talking point that has no end.
Freedom Foundation of Minnesota Founder and CEO Annette Meeks visited with Tom Hauser on KSTP-TV’s “At Issue” to discuss the 2023 legislative session in Minnesota and among the issues they touched on was education.
“The bottom line the Governor said on one day we’re going to fully fund education and the next day said we don’t know what that looks like,” Meeks said. “That is the truth statement: we don’t know that it looks like.
“It’s just an unending quest for more money for teachers, not an unending quest for improving test scores and making sure every child can read by the third grade and put them on a path for success.
“That’s what’s really sad about this. If more money was the solution, Minneapolis and St. Paul would have the highest test scores in the state, and they don’t, and it’s really sad that we think that’s the only solution.”