Commentary

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...

Union’s attacks on Minnesota businesses don’t hold up

In a December 28 commentary for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Charlie Weaver of the Minnesota Business Partnership responds to the St. Paul Federation of Teachers’ misleading attacks on Minnesota businesses. These attacks on business are nothing new for the teachers’ union, nor are they limited to St. Paul, but Continue Reading...
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