ECM Editorial
Minnesota’s legislative leaders started 2015 with a pleasant conundrum: How to proceed through the biennial budget process knowing you’ve got a $2 billion surplus. Dozens of uses for those billions quickly surfaced – from big ticket items like Gov. Dayton’s pet project, universal preschool f...Read More
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The issue of bullying should be simple: Don’t do it — and if you see it, report it. A 180-pound eighth-grade boy shouldn’t beat up a 99-pound sixth-grader and steal his lunch money. It’s wrong. Don’t do it. However, that seemingly universal premise of right and wrong has morphed into an em...Read More
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Violence is both insidious and deadly in our society. Some of us live with it, even daily. For others it glares though headlines. Or it blind-sides us when we are least expecting. We think that violence – how it happens, how it affects us and how we can stop it – deserves a closer look. [...]...Read More
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The Minnesota House of Representatives has passed a bill, authored by Rep. Jenifer Loon, R-Eden Prairie, calling for a major change in the way teacher layoffs are conducted when finances, enrollments or instructional program changes call for a reduction of teaching positions. A companion bill author...Read More
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Minnesotans traditionally vote in large numbers during midterm elections. Will the Tuesday, Nov. 4 elections once again place Minnesota among national leaders in turnout? If past history is repeated, the state will again be a leader, much as it was four years ago when the state led the nation in vot...Read More
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