Why Gov. Dayton took Teach for America funding out of the higher-education bill

You’ll have to do it on your own dime, Ms. Kopp. (Tulane Publications via Flickr)

Gov. Mark Dayton explains in his veto letter a main reason behind his decision to take a $1.5 million appropriation of Teach for America out of the higher-education omnibus bill:

“No competitive grant program was established, no other applications were solicited, and no objective review was made by an independent panel of experts.”

Some advocates for education reform pushed for the appropriation — proposed by Senate higher-education committee Chairwoman Terri Bonoff (DFL-Minnetonka) — but unionized teachers were against the bill.

You can read the full story here in the Star Tribune.