As you’ll recall, Better Ed was criticized in a FOX 9 News article for “appropriating” or co-opting the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag in our most recent postcard. Interestingly, the Black Lives Matter movement is now celebrating its co-opting of a hashtag from the Mall of America.
Who knew sending out a postcard could put you on the radio five times in seven days, spawn dozens of podcasts from political commentators of all stripes, and more social media comments, tweets, and re-tweets than anyone can count?
Better Ed’s most recent postcards have people talking.
At best, the Dept. of Education’s omission of these items in their spending per student calculation is arbitrary; at worst, it’s deceptive. Don’t Minnesota taxpayers have a right to know how all of the educational funds they provide are being spent?
No matter what you think of it, last month’s sudden resignation of Bernadeia Johnson, superintendent of the Minneapolis Public Schools district, is a testament to the power of information.
This morning, our very own Devin Foley and Daniel Lattier went on the air on AM1130’s Up and At ‘Em With Jack and Ben to chat about the postcard, the state of the education system, and to take some calls from the community.
Q: What's big, bold, and controversial?
Better Ed — a 501(c)(3) education reform group in Minnesota — has put up another billboard message across from the Minneapolis Public Schools district headquarters.