The Minnesota House passed a nearly $16-billion education funding bill Tuesday night. Local State Representative Clark Johnson says that along with money to fully fund all-day, every day kindergarten in every Minnesota school district, there’s also money for scholarships for low-income children to attend preschool. School districts would also get a 2% increase in state aid for each of the next two years. The bill would also eliminate Minnesota’s current graduation tests, replacing them with earlier assessments beginning in eighth grade, plus a standardized college entrance exam in high school. The bill is the largest part of the state budget. Over the past decade, Minnesota has slipped from among the top 10 states in the nation for education funding to 22nd. Our state is now also ranked 47th in the country in terms of classroom sizes.
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