One of the most challenging topics to communicate about in public education is finance. The constant debates that are a necessary part of our democratic system of government create many misperceptions about the numbers.
Perhaps we should pass another amendment to our U.S. Constitution. Maybe we could eliminate an entire branch of our federal government (Congress), since it doesn't seem to be working any longer and has simply become a subsidiary of the executive branch.
Thanks to the fiscal responsibility of Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL legislators, Minnesota has a true budget surplus for the first time in more than a decade. This is in stark contrast to the years of budget deficits under Republican leadership.
In the letter to the editor, A. Martin from Merrifield continues to spout the lies and talking points from the far left, which wants us all to believe that Republicans, the Tea Party and conservatives want the less fortunate to go hungry.
I know what you're thinking. Having read the title of this column, your mind has turned to thoughts of physical pleasure. The joy of sex, perhaps, or eating a delicious meal, or buying something you've been craving for months and months.
Fifty years. A half century.
That's a long time.
Can you imagine being married for that many years?
I certainly can, and I believe many of you readers can as well. Perhaps many of you have already celebrated your golden anniversaries.