Everything listed under: education

  • Six-figure Salaries Abound at State Teachers’ Union

    ST. PAUL, MN--It may be a challenging time to be a teacher, but it’s apparently a great time to work for the Minnesota teachers’ union. According to a report filed with the U.S.

  • MPR Features FFM Op-Ed on Billion Dollar Biking to School Program

    Commentary:  For years, kids walked to school without government help  by Tom Steward   June 11, 2012      Remember the safety patrol volunteers who got out of class early to stand guard at school crosswalks? The largest safety program in the world today, the School Safety Patrol Program was started in 1921 by the American Automobile Association (AAA) as a community service. AAA Minneapolis still provides all the necessary training materials, safety supplies and rec...

  • Hundreds of Millions of Tax Dollars Spent to Get Kids to Walk and Bike to School

    Not so long ago, kids walked and biked to their neighborhood school as a matter of course.  Now, there’s a federal government program that spends hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to prod students and parents to do what used to be second nature:  bike and walk to school.

  • FFM Bulletin 9/25/08

    Featuring: Governor Pawlenty introduces new education accountability initiative, Minneapolis says its unreliable wi-fi network will cost $1 million more than expected, and a look at health coverage statistics.

  • FFM Bulletin 7/22/08

    Featuring:State pension fund manager gets huge raise, teachers union president wants schools to offer medical, dental, legal services, and America's Future Foundation event.

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