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Education finance panel tries to make sense of funding system

Dec 1, 2003 —
Tim Pugmire

A gubernatorial task force is working to put new ideas on education funding before the Legislature early next year. The goals include determining the exact cost of providing a basic public school education in Minnesota. The panel wants to define the elements of an adequate instructional program before developing a plan to overhaul the state's complex funding system for schools. Task force members met today (Monday) in Roseville to discuss their latest findings. Minnesota Public Radio's Tim Pugmire reports...