I appreciate the article “Reforming K-12 Education: Replacing No Child Left Behind” from Rep. John Kline published in the Jan. 18 Southwest Review. To read about our representative’s agenda in the 114th Congress is refreshingly transparent from a politician.
On Nov. 4, citizens of Inver Grove Heights will have the opportunity to select two individuals to serve on the Inver Grove Heights City Council. Our city has been fortunate to have the wisdom and history of service provided by past and incumbent council members.
I am a 10th grader at Henry Sibley High School. It is important for people to know how important technology is in our schools. Can you imagine doing your job with an outdated computer and no internet connection? Well, I can’t do my work without technology either.
I find the current debate over whether to fund an expensive stadium ($4.5 million) in ISD 197 instead of improving declining proficiency scores to be wrong headed at best and a glaring lapse in judgement at worst.
As a longtime resident of Mendota Heights and St Peter's Parish, I recently became aware that Neil Garlock is running for mayor of Mendota Heights. It is reassuring to know that someone of Neil's talents, solid judgment and commitment to service in our community is willing to serve Mendota Heights as its mayor.
As a volunteer in the schools and Levy for Learning Vote Yes Team, I am biased about the need to pass this levy. As the parent of a third-grader and a fifth-grader who are receiving an outstanding education, I am biased. As a 17-year resident who believes in our community, I am certainly biased.