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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Having come off of the adoption of universal kindergarten, Gov. Mark Dayton has moved quickly and aggressively for a universal 4-year-old school program. There is much to like regarding universal preschool education as a means of reaching students at a critical time and the proposal speaks well to D...Read More
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There’s no room for the bully 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 ...Read More
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The time has come when penalties for convicted distracted drivers in Minnesota should be more severe and comparable to motorists convicted of drunken driving. In Minnesota distracted driving is defined as drivers engaged in any activity that might distract from the primary task of driving. Legislato...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 blindsides 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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Minnesota’s politicians are embroiled in debate – what should we do with an extra billion dollars or two? Granted, the problem of too much money is always better than the problem of not enough. Still, it’s time to rein in our leaders and add some practical observations. First, the $1.9 billion...Read More
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