Balancing the budget on the backs of our kwpids

/ 19 July 2011

Eric wrote a great piece a couple of days ago about the budget mess here in MN. I agree with his characterization of it as a mugging. What I hadn’t focused on, at least not emotionally, was the reality for the children of MN. Today I spent some time down at the Capitol, where there was a rally opposing the 40% shift in funds and noting how painful it will be particularly for charter schools who do not have the borrowing power of school districts and thus will end up paying large interest fees. The kwpids at the rally were exceptionally cute — I only wish more legislators had bothered to come by.

IMG 1189