A retired English teacher will help set Republicans’ agenda for making changes to the state’s schools. Rep. Sondra Erickson, a Princeton Republican who retired from teaching in 2000, said school districts have been dizzied by new rules and policies after three elections that shifted control of state government.
Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have let schools lay off teachers based on their performance rather than simply on seniority.
The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill that would let schools lay off teachers based on performance.