Great Start and the Constitutional Amendment!! They are more the same than not!!!
Re: HF 1 Great Start for All Minnesota Children and SF 3606 in the Senate.
Our report is due out tonight on the Parent Aware system and it’s established permanency within HF 1 and SF 3606. We know HF 1 will be passed. It is Governor Tim Walz’s big priority. Alert! SF 3606 gets a hearing on Monday, March 16th.
BIG NEWS!! one of Parent Aware’s components seeks to “increasing fund and regulate BOTH public and private schools.” Note: SF 299 was passed last year to make K-12 schools part of the QRIS system with star ratings.
SF 3606 is authored by Senator Carla Nelson; co-authored by Jerry Relph and Charles Wiger. This bill will be heard in the Senate Health and Human Resources Committee, Senator Jim Abeler, chair.
The is government taking power unto themselves. Expect a major alert out by tonight!
Constitutional Amendment on Schools Won’t Help, Will Hurt
Katherine Kerstin writes a strong argument in opposition to the Constitutional Amendment, “Equal Right to a Quality Public School Education.”
“The amendment’s noble-sounding, aspirational language is appealing at first glance. It purports to give “all children” a “fundamental right” to a “quality public education” that “fully prepares them” for “participation in the economy, our democracy, and society.””
“The amendment carries such potential for mischief, in part, because it would create a “positive” right. It would not just limit government power, as a right to free speech does, but would require the state to guarantee that every child achieve a specific educational outcome. That’s like purporting to give all children a constitutional right “to be a successful high school athlete” or “to have a happy, healthy life.”