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Scott Jensen’s Education Plan Will Devastate Minnesota’s Public Schools.

Minnesota Republican governor candidate Scott Jensen’s education plan will devastate Minnesota’s public schools.

Here’s why:

Scott Jensen’s plan would slash funding for public schools

On Tuesday, August 30, while releasing his education plan at the Minnesota State Fair, Scott Jensen said that he doesn’t believe in fully funding education and doesn’t even understand what “fully funding education even means.”

And that’s not the first time Jensen confirmed his plans to defund our public schools.

In May, when asked by MPR, “Do you support more money for public schools or less money?” Jensen replied, “Less money.” 

Scott Jensen once said that public schools need to “share the pain” and led the campaign against a school funding referendum to help build new schools in Waconia. The local school district’s elementary schools got so packed that they had to put students in warehouse space

And as a state senator, Jensen voted to underfund Minnesota schools and reduce access to pre-K for Minnesota’s youngest learners.

Scott Jensen wants to give tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations at the expense of schools

In the Minnesota Senate, Scott Jensen also voted to give millions of dollars in tax breaks to the wealthiest Minnesotans and big tobacco companies at the expense of our schools. 

And Jensen previously released a tax plan that will phase out the state income tax with no proposals for how to fund the programs that rely on income tax revenue – programs that include early childhood and K-12 education, transportation, health care, higher education, public safety, and more.

Hold Scott Jensen accountable

Scott Jensen’s plan to cut funding for Minnesota’s public schools means that schools might have to cut classroom programs, lay off teachers, and increase class sizes at a time when schools and educators are already severely struggling.

We need to hold him accountable, but we can’t do it without you.

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