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Parents United for Public Schools Race to the Finish. April 16, 2012. Overarching 2012 issues. Redistricting expected decision February 21 A surplus that isn’t a surplus Reform 2.0 Citizens United/Super PACS ALEC American Legislative Exchange Council . Redistricting . Caused upheaval

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Parents united for public schools race to the finish

Parents United for Public Schools Race to the Finish

April 16, 2012


Overarching 2012 issues
Overarching 2012 issues

  • Redistricting expected decision February 21

  • A surplus that isn’t a surplus

  • Reform 2.0

  • Citizens United/Super PACS

    • ALEC American Legislative Exchange Council


Redistricting
Redistricting

  • Caused upheaval

  • Retirements

  • Open seats

  • Incumbent primaries


Surplus that isn t a surplus school shift payback debate
Surplus that isn’t a surplusSchool shift payback debate

HF2083/SF2492

  • Payback by using state reserves

    • What is being said

  • DFL attempts to amend by using FOC

    • What is being said

      In either case it is NOT NEW MONEY FOR SCHOOLS


Constitutional amendments electoral red meat
Constitutional Amendments (Electoral Red Meat)

  • Gay Marriage amendment (on ballot)

  • Potential tax amendments

  • Voter ID


Legislature needs to deal with
Legislature needs to deal with:

GRAD

Graduate Required Assessments for Diploma

Not touched


Potential issues
Potential Issues

  • Funding

    • Levy elections in even years

    • Levy following student

    • Autonomy for school boards (levy renewal elections, timing of elections)


Also look for
Also look for

  • Mayoral takeover of schools

  • Teacher evaluations/ teacher layoffs based on performance

  • ESEA (NCLB) waiver

  • Prone restraint

  • Vouchers or voucher lite

  • Integration aid and policy

  • Bullying

  • School calendar

  • On-Line learning

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What i missed
What I missed

  • Parent trigger (ALEC)

  • School land trust advisory group

  • Academic standards and review requiring legislative oversight

  • CPR training

  • PSEO expansion

  • Teacher basic skills exam timing


Remember
Remember

IT IS ALL ABOUT THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS


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