Steve Brandt published a story in the Star Tribune, “Task force seeks a deal on $100M in school integration aid.” He focusses on the effort the task force is making to get past the differences between members. The article makes note of the special Sunday meeting the task force will hold at co-chair Scott Thomas’ place this weekend.
Most task force members appointed by DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican-controlled Legislature seemed to find it acceptable to focus both on promoting integration and narrowing the achievement gap between white and minority students. But with just one remaining meeting scheduled for Tuesday before the Feb. 15 deadline, they haven’t settled on how to divide the spending between the goals.