Listen Dayton speaks to Education Minnesota
Gov. Mark Dayton gave a campaign-style speech yesterday to Education Minnesota in which he trashed the state’s recent higher-education cuts.
From MPR’s Capitol View blog:
Dayton called deep budget cuts to the University of Minnesota and MnSCU system “terribly misguided, terribly stupid, terribly short-sighted decisions” that could have been worse if union members like those gathered “hadn’t stood strong with me in saying ‘no’ to that kind of idiocy.”
You can listen to Dayton’s speech by clicking on the audio player above. He addresses the higher-ed cuts at about the 3:20 mark.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.