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Dan Hintz

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St.. Paul, MN
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7 years 21 hours

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Posted on 01/27/15 at 10:29 am in response to Will Disneyland's measles outbreak set back the anti-vaccine movement?

Their main proponent (Andrew Wakefield) lost his medical license after being exposed as a child abuser who faked his research, and that didn't do it. Facts are not important to these people.

If you are looking for someone to blame for kids not being ready for college, I'd start with right-wing-billionaire-funded groups like SFER who have forced schools to focus on preparing for high-stakes testing instead of actual teaching. Teach kids skills they need for college, and not just how to fill in ovals.

The funders of SFER and similar groups are a matter of public record. And contrary to the image presented by this article and the members interviewed, its not a grass roots organization - its a group funded by a small group of very wealthy people with an agenda to push high-stakes school testing and other corporate education "reform."

Posted on 01/16/15 at 10:56 am in response to DFLer Bonoff proposes bill to end teacher seniority

Given that the economy performs so much better with Democrats in charge, the better question is why anyone running a business would vote Republican.

Posted on 01/12/15 at 11:24 am in response to Why Minnesota’s judicial selection system needs a fix

I had the same reaction to this piece.

Posted on 01/08/15 at 04:19 pm in response to Lessons from recent deaths by police would curb repeat instances

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The second to last paragraph is where this piece lost credibility.

Minnesota had standardized testing long before NCLB, and was able to measure the acheivement gap. All NCLB did was apply arbitrary and methodologically worthless standards to punish teachers and schools for kids' poor performance on tests.

NCLB also didn't so much reveal gaps in teaching talent and resources as it exacerbated them. After NCLB and the rise of the corporate school "reform" movement, teachers were...

There is zero chance they will recover anything. This incompetent city attorney is doing nothing but wasting taxpayer money.

Doing her job means wasting taxpayer money on something that has zero chance of success? Hats off!

I expect that attorneys for MOA merchants have a basic understanding of the law works, and therefore are not "on the case." Dennis, I did not have you pegged as a supporter of frivolous lawsuits, but I guess I was wrong.