Matt Abe’s blogging career began at Scholar’s Notebook, aiming to replace the process-oriented Profiile of Learning state graduation standards with a knowledge-based version. He was able to see his wishes realized up close when he was selected to serve on the Minnesota citizens’ academic standards committee, led by then-commissioner of education Cheri Pierson Yecke. His post on integrated math is among the top search results on this topic on Google.
Having become active in his local Republican organization, he started a political blog, North Star Liberty, which specializes in reporting on local political events, from BPOU meetings to the election-night event at Minnesota Public Radio headquarters. His projects based on the open-source content management system Joomla! led him to a tech role on True North.