Klobuchar to announce national anti-truancy proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., plans to announce national anti-truancy legislation Thursday.

The announcement will come at a news conference at Mounds View school district’s offices in Shoreview, where she will also address changes that she wants to see in the federal No Child Left Behind law, according to Klobuchar’s office.

Also attending will be Jackie Magnuson, president of the Minnesota School Boards Association; Charlie Kyte, executive director of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators; Paul Mueller, vice president of Education Minnesota; Dan Hoverman, superintendent of the Mounds View district, and Peter Benson, president and CEO of Search Institute

Klobuchar and her staff toured the state this spring to ask educators, parents and students about their views on No Child Left Behind.

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Craig Westover on 09/03/2009 - 02:46 pm.

    “Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., plans to announce national anti-truancy legislation Thursday.”

    I really am curious where in the U.S. Constitution “truancy” control is enumerated as a power of the federal government. (Bueller. Bueller. Bueller)

  2. Submitted by Ginny Martin on 09/03/2009 - 04:53 pm.

    I am really curious as to why Klobuchar keeps introducing legislation like this–safe toys, caring for seniors, all kinds of things that arouse no controversy–but cannot make a stand on public option. I do not buy her comments about waiting to see what a bill might contain. A public option is a public option. It’s there or it’s not.
    I was also sorry to see that she held not a town hall meeting on health reform, but a “virtual” town hall. She does not seem to be a very courageous senator in the mold of Senator Wellstone or Sen. Kennedy. She looks more and more like a blue dog to me, but one without much conviction about anything.
    What a shame! I doubt that I’ll vote for her again. How about all those people who provided so much money through Emily’s List? Are they surprised?

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