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Funding, Class Size and Board Accountability
Fall 2001 Postings to the Minneapolis Issues List

Class Size Reduction and Misappropriated Funds // by Doug Mann
13 November 2001  " If some of the money needed to carry
out the class size reduction program was used for other purposes, that money
was "misappropriated"...The board is carrying out policies
that benefit one class of students at the expense of another. If there isn't
a law on the books against that, there ought to be."  

School Funding, Class size & Board Accountability
13 November 2001

Education Reform and Ability-grouping
12 November 2001

Parent Involvement and Student Achievement
10 November 2001  Comment about e-mail to the Mpls issues list from Audrey Johnson, Minneapolis School Board director.

Response to Questions About Board Accountability
10 November 2001  Response to questions from Mpls. school board director-elect Dennis Schapiro

Board Accountability Matters // by Doug Mann
10 November 2001.  Money matters.  So does board accountability.  Could the schools be doing a good job with the money they have?

Not Enough Money? // By Doug Mann
9  Nov. 2001. Response to an e-mail posted on the Mpls Issues list. Almost half of the public schools in Minneapolis are on probation for low test scores.  Even the best public schools in Minneapolis are doing no better on the tests than an average school in the suburbs. What's the problem?

Minneapolis Public Schools Getting a Bad Rap? // by Doug Mann
8 November 2001  Public Schools in Minneapolis make the state's list of underperforming schools. MPS efforts to control the spin on this story.