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Posted inEDUCATION

Why don’t Minnesota schools ever seem to have enough money? We asked House education-committee chair Jim Davnie how we got here and how to fix it.

The Minneapolis teachers strike highlighted a problem that spans the state: School districts run up perennial deficits to pay for special education and English-language learning. How did we get here? And how might the divided state legislature finally fix education funding? (Hint: What about the state’s $9.25 billion budget surplus?)