Its not surprising what caused me to go two steps backward…

…it was my planned post to offer a small correction to an Op Ed piece about Duluth School District finance. This one:

https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/opinion/3007943-Local-View-Duluth%E2%80%99s-poorer-schools-students-take-brunt-of-budget-cuts-%E2%80%94-again

This is my basic quibble:

Mr. Skwira-Brown (a fighter for Western Duluth Schools who I have failed on an occasion or two to persuade to run for the school board) argues that the current School Board has abandoned its recent decision to let Compensatory Education dollars follow students to the schools where the funds are generated – where the highest rates of impoverished students go to school. NOPE.

That magnificent policy still stands. However, a loss of something like a million dollars in Comp Ed funding has meant drastic reductions to all schools that generate it including Eastern schools which also have such students, only in smaller numbers. Each school today still gets its appropriate cut of the dollars its students generate. Its just that they are all taking a hit.

If Mr. Skwira-Brown thinks even more of the District’s money (from the General Fund) should go to his hardscrabble western schools that’s a debate worth having. But that doesn’t negate the good policy the recent Board enacted regarding Comp Ed funding.

OH. AND I JUST REALIZED THAT ONE OF THE ACCIDENTALLY ERASED POSTS CONTAINED THIS DONATION BUTTON FOR MY PAYPAL ACCOUNT. I’M PUTTING IT BACK HERE BECAUSE THIS POST DEMONSTRATES WHAT DULUTH LOST WHEN I WAS BUMPED OFF THE BOARD BY ALL THOSE ANTI-TRUMP VOTERS….A CLEAR VIEW OF WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE DULUTH SCHOOLS.

REMEMBER FOR $15 DOLLARS YOU WILL BE SENT A COPY OF THE BOOK I’M WRITING ABOUT MY EXOTIC EXPERIENCE WITH PUBLIC EDUCATION. IF YOU READ MY NOT EUDORA COLUMNS I AM SURE YOU WILL LIKE IT.