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Minnesota teachers rally for education funding

By staff |
May 20, 2017
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May 20 rally, organized by Education Minnesota, demands funding for public education. (Fight Back! News/Staff)

St. Paul, MN – Hundreds of teachers, along with supporters assembled in the State Capitol building rotunda, May 20, for a “Invest in Success Rally for Public Education.” Republicans control the state legislature, and have passed spending bills that fail to adequately fund public education. Governor Mark Dayton vetoed these bills, and observers say it is likely that education finance bills will have to wait for a special secession of the legislature.

The rally was organized by Education Minnesota, and sponsored by AFSCME Council 5, Communications Workers of America MN State Council, Minnesota AFL-CIO, Minnesota Nurses Association, SEIU Minnesota, and Teamsters Local 320.