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Pawlenty in Aspen talking about education at ‘ideas fest’


Gov. Tim Pawlenty is in Aspen, Colo., today and Friday participating in the Aspen Institute Ideas Festival, which is billed as “one of the nation’s premier gathering places for leaders to engage in discussion of the ideas and issues that shape our lives and challenge our times.”

He’s listed as a panelist on this program Friday:

 “How to Get Great Teachers Into Every Classroom”— round table discussion with Tim Pawlenty, Governor, Minnesota, Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, John Deasy, deputy director of education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and moderated by Matt Miller, senior fellow, Center for American Progress; host, NPR’s “Left, Right & Center.”

It’s not likely that funding shifts will be mentioned.