Dooher says forecast is a reminder of importance of investing in schools
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ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 28, 2013 – Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher released the following statement regarding the February budget forecast.
“It’s reassuring to see that Minnesota’s job recovery continues to outperform the nation, which we believe shows the benefits of the highly educated workforce produced by our schools and colleges,” Dooher said.
“It’s also a reminder that if we want to pass on a nation-leading economy to the next generation, it’s up to us to make the investments that will make it possible,” Dooher said. “That means building a strong foundation for young learners through all-day kindergarten, giving kids personal attention in smaller class sizes and, finally, providing affordable post-secondary education.”
“Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget shows he understands the need for those sorts of thoughtful and lasting investments in Minnesota’s future. Education Minnesota will continue to work with the governor and Legislature on making an investment in education that’s best for our students, our schools and our state,” Dooher said.
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February 28, 2013