“We have halls of fame for athletes and entertainers and should afford the same degree of recognition to our star educators and through that channel of the education profession … this is an excellent idea.”
By the time this article is printed and delivered, Independent School District 15 students and their families will have completed the first third of their school year. Our community has had the opportunity to be involved and engaged with students progressing through the 2013-14 educational journey.
Financing the education of Minnesota’s kindergarten through grade 12 students takes nearly half of the state’s annual budget and by constitutional provision the funds must support a “uniform system” of public schools so that each student receives an “adequate” education.
Our American private enterprise system has once again proven that it can get things done in spite of our big federal government. U.S. oil production has now reached a 20-year high. This is due to the resourcefulness of private businesses and entrepreneurs. Our country is now on the path to becoming energy self-sufficient for a while.