Union draws the gov.'s ire over officials' shortcomings on education
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota will not try to get bonus federal education funds because the Legislature did nothing to reform education, as required by the Obama administration, Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Wednesday.
The problem is the Education Minnesota teachers' union, he said, which has "a controlling influence" over Democrats who control the House and Senate.
Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher said that changes Pawlenty wants would not work.