This Week’s Top Stories
This Week’s Top Stories
The Golden Turkey is Back!
Minnesota’s government wastes a lot of money on silly expenditures. The Golden Turkey is back to pick the best one. It’s time to cast your vote!
Gov. Walz has no plan for lifting restrictions on Minnesota’s businesses
With the focus of the Walz administration and media squarely on vaccinations, no one seems to be paying attention to all the other improving metrics regarding COVID-19. Walz is offering no certainty to small businesses about when they can reopen.
Teachers’ unionthe pushes back on state testing
The CDC. The World Health Organization. Joe Biden. Tim Walz. Everyone says we need to open schools fully to benefit students. But the teachers’ union has never really been about students, have they?
Texas: Winter weather, iced wind turbines, and rolling blackouts
The ultimate teaching moment in green energy presented itself with winter storms hitting Texas. Turns out wind turbines and solar panels don’t work very well in these conditions. Shocking.
How is the state government not ‘fully funded’ when it is spending more money per Minnesotan than ever before?
Fully funding government is always a moving target. The facts show Minnesota is sending more now than at any time in history, but liberals sound good when they fight to “fully fund.”
Minnesota’s high level of public welfare spending is not due to a higher than average elderly population
It’s easy to explain why Minnesota’s high per-capita welfare spending by pointing out that most health care spending is consumed by the elderly, and services on the elderly tend to be expensive. Easy, but wrong.
Economy & Jobs
- St. Paul business owners plead city government to act on crime
- MN child care costs rise 13% with $15 min. wage
- Gov. Walz’s new dial back essentially changes nothing for small businesses
- ‘The rich’ in MN are taxed disproportionately heavily
- COVID transmission rate among teachers less than 1%
- Parents not satisfied with learning model restrictions
- Middle, high schools can begin some in-person learning Monday
- Minnetonka H.S. program helps students get trades-focused opportunities
Energy & Environment
- Range of EVs on major highway routes
- “The power’s back on”: From MN to TX’s biggest energy emergency ever
- China built equivalent of 40 MN coal plants in 2020
- Parents: Walz mask mandate has led to student sports injuries
- Court orders immediate Wisconsin wolf hunt
- Redistricting (circle the date)
Is Your Child Struggling to Read? You’re Not Alone
Public schools are abandoning basic phonics, and encouraging students to guess at words using picture clues. As a result, 43% of Minnesota 3rd graders can’t read at grade level.
In this webinar:
1) Find out what “balanced literacy” and “whole language” buzzwords really mean
2) What public schools are (and aren’t) teaching elementary readers
3) How you can teach your child to read at home in 100 easy lessons.
Webinar: What Minnesota Schools Get Wrong About Reading Instruction
February 24, 2021 at 12 pm CST
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