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Getting better performance from government should start with setting aside the political talking points in favor of facts.
Bryan Haugen, Mayer
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It’s true leadership to look beyond the bell
The April 29 commentary from Minnesota superintendents (“Students need shelter before and after the bell”) addressed a broader problem at the Legislature. Too often, public policy operates in a silo. Life does not.
It’s clear that the superintendents and teachers see the whole picture of their students. That is, the economic issues facing children outside of the classroom. School leaders acknowledged difficult and heartbreaking problems, the root of the achievement gap. This kind of leadership gives me hope.
Kenza Hadj-Moussa, Minneapolis
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