Democrats: Minn. Education Bill Targets Poor, Minority, Special Needs Kids
Huffington Post | April 2, 2011

In a state with one of the largest achievement gaps, Democrats say Minnesota’s education funding bill ostensibly takes aim at programs for disadvantaged kids.

State Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius said the bill, which has cleared the Senate, seems targeted at “programs that directly support children with disabilities, poor children and children of color,” according to the Associated Press.

The Republican-supported education bill would dip into the pot of integration aid for large urban districts and re-allocate the money to incentivize districts that can improve student literacy.  (Read more)