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Statement from Charlie Weaver regarding Minnesota’s academic performance data

MINNEAPOLIS – Charlie Weaver, Executive Director of the Minnesota Business Partnership, issued the following statement regarding Minnesota’s latest round of academic performance data: “Unfortunately, today’s release of academic performance data by the Minnesota Department of Education shows that, once again, student achievement in reading and math remains flat, as it Continue Reading...

School rating system will help Minnesota parents make informed choices

In a commentary for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota Business Partnership education committee chairman Pat Ryan writes that the Legislature should pass an easy-to-understand rating system for schools and districts. No one should oppose a transparent, objective and straightforward rating system that helps parents make informed decisions about their Continue Reading...

Tariff threats are bad for Minnesota

In a March 8 commentary in the Star Tribune, Charlie Weaver of the Business Partnership warns that steel and aluminum tariffs could ignite a trade war, harming Minnesota businesses, workers, and consumers. Excerpt: Punitive tariffs do not solve trade disputes. They deepen them by undermining existing trade relationships and inviting retaliation Continue Reading...

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