The blog "I don't Hate America" live-blogged the last day of session.
Avidor will like this:
9:07 p.m. Oh great, just what we need. Mark Olson going off about International Baccalaureate and Mental Health Screening. I hope we get some good YouTube out of this. “There is no evidence that screening for suicide risk lowers suicide attempts or mortality, let alone in the public school setting,” he said. “This will create an environment where kids who have nothing more than behavior problems will be put in a chemical straitjacket with drugs. It’s a travesty. It’s destructive to the children.” Nothing really YouTube worthy, but just regular Olson rambling.
I thought the fear mongering was supposed to be done by the federal government!
I have to reword what I said earlier about those who fight against the funding disparity as using “divisive rhetoric.” Fighting for your district is certainly honorable. However, when guys like Dick Day throw around phrases such as “We are saying that a special ed. kid in my district is worth less than a special ed. kid in Minneapolis,” that IS divisive.
We need to look at who is really paying the freight - and who is benefiting.... And if you look at this, there's a great big sucking sound of Minneapolis and Hennepin County taxes being paid to subsidize the rural areas. Then rural legislators were perfectly happy to increase taxes on Hennepin County for a stadium.
Olson is parroting Michele Bachmann's non-profit affiliate Edwatch's rhetoric.