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Group says criticism of levy is effort to push education reform


Opponents of an operating levy ren-ewal in Willmar hope a defeat of the levy will help spur more discussion of education reform.

The group opposes the district's effort to renew a $498.49-per-pupil operating levy.

"The economic model for education is broken," said David Herzer, a member of the group Willmar-StudentsFirst which is opposing the renewal of the levy.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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