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Your Montana Legislature at Work: Education

Some of the critical issues facing Montanans, from the perspective of your representatives in Helena:

Roger Koopman (R) thinks we need to encourage “positive attributes of marriage.”

Kim Gillan (D) wants to fund a pork project at MSU-Billings for $75,000 to “develop a sustainable core of committed leaders who understand the state’s changing and challenging economy, the increasingly complex issues regarding the health and security of our people, and the management of our natural resources, who are willing to listen to and learn from each other and celebrate cultural diversity and diverse opinions, and who demonstrate a passion for the Last Best Place.”

Mike Jopek (D) thinks school districts should add two more entirely wasteful days of PIR training for teachers. If anything, districts should cut back on the number of these bureaucratic, inefficient days, not adding them.

If you appreciate an independent voice holding Montana politicians accountable and informing voters, and you can throw a few dollars a month our way, we would certainly appreciate it.

About the author

Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.


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