Today’s Uptake: Obama On Economy; Gov. Candidates On Education By Jacob Wheeler | September 10, 2010 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Education Subscribe to Education Watch replays on The UpTake of this morning’s Minnesota governor candidates’ education debate. GOP candidate Tom Emmer pledged not to cut education spending if elected. Meanwhile, DFL’er Mark Dayton says that funds are being mismanaged when schools have to weather a per-pupil funding cut of $1,300, calling that a “serious disrespect” to educators. You can also catch President Obama’s news conference on the economy. Congressman John Kline (R-MN) In advance of tomorrow’s ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and the passionate and sometimes reactionary impulses that event has spurred, we ask whether a secular U.S. government, and whether the Islamic faith in general, both here and abroad, pose inherent threats to Christianity, as Rep. John Kline inferred during a “Take Back America” rally this week. Finally, does Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty share GOP candidate Tom Emmer’s view that the state’s $6 billion deficit doesn’t really exist? Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.