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jody rooney

withrow, MN
Commenter for
3 years 46 weeks

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Posted on 01/27/15 at 11:06 am in response to Minnesota needs to attract outsiders to offset population loss

tends to keep out the riff raff. Oceans and Mountains are over rated (well maybe not mountains). After having swum in lakes in the Midwest all my life I found the ocean icky.

Posted on 01/26/15 at 04:39 pm in response to What Gen X can teach Boomers about parenthood

I think they are thinking of early or pre boomer feminists. At least for those of us born in 1950 knew that having it all was a myth by the time we were working age.

Perhaps MNSCU has stumbled on a great little money maker. It seems odd when the number one school based on test scores - Mahtomedi has 19% of their students in remedial classes. Seems like a correlation between test scores and remedial ed would be interesting and enlightening. This was an excellent article and I hope you follow up.

My math classes had me coasting through logic, advanced algebra, statistics and calculus at the U as GPA raisers. It probably depends a bit on the school.

to the right of the map indicates not only the percentage of students that historically have needed remedial work but also the percentage that graduate in 4 years. It would have been nice for that to be a discussion point and a table in the article.

If for example 19% of the Mahtomedi graduates needed remedial work first in the glass more than half full scenario 81% didn't . For those that did 97% still graduated in 4 years I am not sure I see the problem. In fact a quick...

Posted on 01/14/15 at 10:30 am in response to Americans and the arts: 3 new NEA reports

looks very eloquent.

Posted on 01/14/15 at 10:21 am in response to U of M's Kaler gets cold shoulder from Legislature on tuition freeze

How about this tuition is free for anyone who is willing to travel 150 miles away to go to school. Education is suppose to expand thinking pretty hard to do if you never leave an area.

Posted on 01/13/15 at 10:40 am in response to 5 good news/bad news trends facing Minnesota

from Wilder since they push their "for profit" services and compete with the private sector but this looks like interesting news. I am sure the data sources are somewhere.

Posted on 01/13/15 at 10:50 am in response to Restaurant owners look to Legislature to clip minimum wage increase

they would do better in our climate. What species did they displace again?

I would think that farmers would make be the first ones pushing for a return to the CRP programs it has less uncertainty than crops and crop pricing.


I agree completely. I would like to see a lot more people use actual fact, comparative numbers and percentages to make their point rather than massaged numbers by special interest groups.

This is an extremely well reasoned and excellent essay.

I believe that Raj Is mistaken that the oppressors are only western countries unless you have a very short view of history, or believe everyone is west of someone. The folks who blew up the Federal Building in Oklahoma...