The Democrat-controlled Minnesota House last night (Wed) passed a bill that would use over three billion dollars of the state’s budget surplus for E-12 education through 2025.   Mendota Heights Democrat Ruth Richardson says the bill makes important investments in student mental health and special education, plus…

“I’m voting for a bold literacy plan and culturally-responsive literacy, evidence-based programming for our students.”

Austin Republican Patricia Mueller responded:

“Out of a one-billion-dollar education supplemental bill, five million is for literacy.”

Republicans say the bill builds an education bureaucracy but does little to improve students’ performance in basic academic areas.