A Tale of 2 Jobs Reports

Here’s Alan Krueger’s post about the economy: While more work remains to be done, today’s employment report provides further confirmation that the U.S. economy is continuing to recover from the worst downturn since the Great Depression. It is critical that we remain focused on pursuing policies to speed job creation and expand the middle class, as we continue to dig our way out of the deep hole that was caused by the severe recession that began in December 2007.

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When will the wheels come off?

When Democrats pushed through the PPACA, they relied heavily on unions and government employees to provide the propaganda. Now that it’s supposedly on the verge of getting implemented, many of those allies are turning on the administration. In fact, they’re doing what private employers have started doing. They’re limiting their employees’ hours: School districts in states like Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Utah, Nebraska, and Indiana are dropping to part-time status school workers such as teacher aides, administrators, secretaries, bus drivers, gym teachers, coaches and cafeteria workers. Cities or counties in states like California, Indiana, Kansas, Texas, Michigan and Iowa are dropping to part-time status government workers such as librarians, secretaries, administrators, parks and recreation officials and public works officials.

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Unqualified Teachers Still Teaching

This article tells the story about how unqualified teachers are ruining Minnesota’s education system: More than 900 Minnesota teachers over the past five years have violated licensing rules aimed at making sure that children get a proper education, including 62 instructors who taught with no license at all, according to a Star Tribune analysis of state education records. The violations, which mostly involved instructors teaching the wrong subject or grade level, touched as many as 57,000 students in some 300 public school districts and charter schools across Minnesota, records show.

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Judge dismisses child care unionization lawsuit

A federal judge dismissed 2 lawsuits in-home child care small businesses filed after Gov. Dayton signed the bill into law. Here’s part of what the judge wrote of the dismissal: Chief Judge Michael Davis wrote the “plaintiffs express a fear that, one day, there may be a certified union for family child care providers who accept State subsidies and that, one day, such a union may decide to impose a fair share fee on nonmembers of the union… Plaintiffs request that the Court peer into a crystal ball, predict the future, and then opine on the constitutionality of a speculative scenario…Courts may not give such advisory opinions. Plaintiffs’ claims are not ripe.”

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The DFL’s middle class tax increases

For months, we’ve heard the DFL, from Gov. Dayton and Speaker Thissen to DFL legislators, talk about taxing the rich because they hadn’t paid “their fair share” to support the DFL’s warped vision of government. Thanks to information included in Rep. Zach Dorholt’s e-letter update, we’ve got verification that the DFL just passed a massive tax increase on the middle class. Unfortunately, it’s mostly focused on small businesses. Here’s part of who’s getting victimized with the DFL’s middle class sales tax increases:

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Why Transcript Fraud Matters

President Potter and his administration have tried ignoring the transcript fiasco because they can’t justify their actions. That’s because the potential ramifications are significant. Let’s look at some of those potential ramifications: admission to major; some degree programs like the aviation major require a 2.5 GPA, Social Work requires a 2.6 transferring to other universities with specific GPA requirements getting accepted into law or medical school

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Duncan’s Dayton Campaign Contribution

Arne Duncan’s op-ed is nothing more than Arne Duncan’s campaign contribution to Gov. Dayton’s campaign. While Duncan’s op-ed isn’t the total propaganda that Karen Cyson’s monthly column was, (see this post for more on that fiasco) Duncan’s op-ed attempts to bypass the thing that’s got suburban moms hopping mad. Here’s part of Duncan’s op-ed: President Obama has put forward a plan to make high-quality preschool affordable for all children, a vital step in putting young people on a path to a thriving middle class. As I saw firsthand in a pair of visits in the Minneapolis area on Tuesday, that effort builds on the work of states like Minnesota.

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