Minnesota fumbles firing of football coach who stood up for players’ due process rights
Minnesota fumbles firing of football coach who stood up for players’ due process rights
Ashe Schow | January 05, 2017
University of Minnesota sends a strong message that it won't tolerate those who stand up for politically incorrect causes.
University of Minnesota football players reverse course, end boycott
University of Minnesota football players reverse course, end boycott
Ashe Schow | December 19, 2016
University of Minnesota football players have ended their boycott and will participate in the upcoming Holiday Bowl.
Minnesota football players boycott practice, threaten bowl game over lack of due process
Minnesota football players boycott practice, threaten bowl game over lack of due process
Ashe Schow | December 16, 2016
Students at the University of Minnesota are standing up for due process in a big way.
Arizona lawmakers ponder dental therapy to address shortage
Arizona lawmakers ponder dental therapy to address shortage
Kathy Hoekstra | December 15, 2016
Hospital emergency rooms are normally a repository for broken bones, accident traumas and sudden or severe medical complications. In Arizona, ERs were also the go-to treatment option for more than 45,000 people with dental problems from 2010 to 2015. The state’s Medicaid program picked up the tab for 41 percent of these cases — nearly […]
Virginia Beach the best for vaping
Virginia Beach the best for vaping
John Crowe | November 15, 2016
Albuquerque. Phoenix. Tucson. Mesa. Virginia Beach. All terrific vacation spots. And also great for vaping. A new report by the R Street Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based free-market think tank, ranked 52 cities on their regulatory environment for vaping, with Virginia’s largest city coming out on top with a grade of A+. The three Arizona cities […]
Teacher tenure protected in Minnesota ruling
Amelia Hamilton | October 27, 2016
A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of teacher tenure has been dismissed by a Minnesota judge. The lawsuit, filed by four families in conjunction with the Partnership for Educational Justice and Students for Education Reform Minnesota, claimed that teacher tenure laws protect ineffective teachers and deprive low-income and minority students of a high-quality education. “The parent plaintiffs,” said […]
Black Lives Matter leader explains decision to leave movement over charter schools
Amelia Hamilton | September 19, 2016
Rashad Turner, the leader of Black Lives Matter St. Paul, has quit over the movement’s attacks on charter schools. “Being that I am all for charter schools and education reform, and as someone who is seeking educational justice for students and families, I could no longer be under that banner of Black Lives Matter,” he […]
Oral health care workshop hits nerve of dentists and policymakers
Oral health care workshop hits nerve of dentists and policymakers
Bruce Parker | August 11, 2016
States want to expand access to oral health care, but the debate over how to do it is provoking strong reactions from many within the dental community.
Minnesota Board of Teaching held in contempt of court
Amelia Hamilton | July 08, 2016
Minnesota’s Board of Teaching, an 11-member panel that licenses teachers, has been held in contempt of court for failing to offer an alternative licensing program for out-of-state teachers. “The Court does not take the granting of sanctions lightly and would far have preferred Defendant to simply follow the law,” Ramsey County District Court Judge Shawn M. Bartsh wrote […]
Supreme Court hands property owners a major win in Clean Water Act case
Supreme Court hands property owners a major win in Clean Water Act case
Eric Boehm | May 31, 2016
It was a unanimous win for property rights at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, and another stinging defeat for the Environmental Protection Agency.