Emmer children return in second TV ad, this one touting public schools and ’empowerment’

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer has released a second TV ad, again featuring his seven children.

This time, he notes that they all attend public schools and goes on to say he’ll bring more money to classrooms and empower parents and teachers.

But the DFL quickly responded to Emmer’s commercial, noting that in his recent budget plan, he proposed cutting $525 million from K-12 spending and $417 million for spending on higher ed in his first biennium.

Here’s the ad.

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by James Hamilton on 09/23/2010 - 11:37 pm.

    Two questions:

    What school was used to shoot this?

    Are we really supposed to believe those were teachers?

  2. Submitted by Mohammed Ali Bin Shah on 09/24/2010 - 11:34 am.

    A decrease in a proposed K-12 increase IS NOT A CUT. Emmer’s proposed K-12 education budget would INCREASE SPENDING by $500M.

    When will MinnPost (or any MSM outlet) get the guts to call the DFL to the carpet when they continue to make such false claims?

    And remember, the State Constitution guarantees some basic level of education funding for K-12, not college. Add while we are at it, based on state per pupil subsidy levels, why are the kids in M-SP worth more than the kids outstate or in the suburbs?

  3. Submitted by Richard Schulze on 09/25/2010 - 05:17 pm.

    Mo.. what happens when you add 20,000 new students to the system? My basic understanding of math tells me that when you increase the number of students, it decreases the per student spending.

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