Looks like we’re getting a little talk on higher education from the major party candidates for governor. Today DFLer Mark Dayton, Independent Tom Horner and Republican Tom Emmer answered a question from debate moderator Gary Eichten of MPR at the Minnesota State Fair’s Carousel Park. Should MN shut down some of its higher education campuses?
MPR Photo/Tom Scheck OK, let’s talk higher ed Looks like more people are noting a lack of a higher education discussion among Minnesota’s gubernatorial candidates — and demanding more policy meat. Two progressive Minnesota non-profit groups – Growth & Justice and the Minnesota Minority Education Partnership – are calling on the would-be govs to make higher-ed a Read more →
MPR Photo/Elliot deBruyn I wonder what he’s thinking Just great. Taking politics completely out of this, I am now stuck having to cover the three gubernatorial candidates who have said the least about higher education this campaign, at least judging from the gaping holes in their Web sites. Just before the primary I talked to Read more →
MPR/Jeffrey Thompson Relatively quiet on higher education You might think that with budget cuts and layoffs shrinking state universities, and with impending leadership changes influencing how they’ll do business, gubernatorial candidates would be speaking out about how to handle it all. Hardly. Their voters are pressing them to engage in the education battles at the lower levels, Read more →