Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher talks about Willmar, Minnesota where there is only one social text book for every six students. He says schools such as Willmar are forced to put “survival levies” before the voters because of the inequitable funding of Minnesota schools. Dooher notes the Minnesota constitution mandates that uniform education be available to Minnesota students. Right now, he says that’s not the case.
Dooher says there are 70 school levies on the ballot this Tuesday. That is very high compared to most years, but does not top the record of 90 set several years ago.
Education Minnesota is the union representing most of the states public school teachers.