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Gov. Pawlenty attending ‘shifty’ education conference?

Gov. Tim Pawlenty is spending another day in Nashville at the Education Commission of the States (ECS) 2009 National Forum on Education Policy.

Gov. Tim Pawlenty is spending another day in Nashville at the Education Commission of the States (ECS) 2009 National Forum on Education Policy. He’s chair of the group.

Given that the governor is using massive funding shifts (delays) in payments to school districts as one of the tools in his attack on the state budget deficit, Chris Steller of the Minnesota Independent wryly notes that Pawlenty might not appreciate the forum’s title: “Shifting Education and the Economy Into High Gear.