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Sequester cuts already hitting Minnesota's reservation schools
Minneapolis StarTribune ^ | March 19, 2013 | Corey Mitchell

Posted on 03/19/2013 7:31:29 AM PDT by 95Theses

Schools on Minnesota’s American Indian reservations are already suffering from the across-the-board budget cuts of the federal sequester, taking a hit months before the rest of the country’s classrooms will feel the effects of reduced funding.

The White Earth Reservation could cut the school year short at its federally funded tribal school.

The Red Lake School District, where the high school was the site of a shooting that left seven people dead in 2005, has scaled back its security staff.

And school officials on reservations across the state have already slashed this year’s budgets in antici­pation of sequester cuts, packing more students in classrooms, trimming class offerings and letting vacant jobs go unfilled.

“There’s a real sense of frustration for everybody,” Red Lake Superintendent Steve Wymore said.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: sequestration
The article isn't as important as the comments section - overwhelmingly blaming Obama for the sequestration nonsense. In the Strib, no less!
1 posted on 03/19/2013 7:31:29 AM PDT by 95Theses
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To: 95Theses

Thanks for the laugh :)


2 posted on 03/19/2013 7:32:35 AM PDT by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: 95Theses

“The Red Lake School District, where the high school was the site of a shooting that left seven people dead in 2005, has scaled back its security staff.”

Priming of pump to blame republicans for the next school shooting in a less secure school.


3 posted on 03/19/2013 7:34:19 AM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: 95Theses

Why doesn’t the Dept of Interior find all the royalty money from mineral extractions on Indian land that mysteriously can’t be found or accounted for?


4 posted on 03/19/2013 7:36:39 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: 95Theses

Somehow, the FedGov still has billions in taxpayer money to spend to equip the Moslem Brotherhood in Egypt and Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, with sophisticated weapons technology, including fighter jets.

Closings and furloughs stateside are punitive measures taken against Americans to punish us for demanding fiscal responsibility.

Meanwhile, the FedGov continues to spend like drunken thieves and the 0bamas continue to enjoy their lavish and exorbitantly expensive vacations with taxpayer money.


5 posted on 03/19/2013 7:38:06 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: 95Theses

Why continue to try to educate indigenous tribes who contribute nothing to the country? They are the earliest group of Takers and are happy to remain on the dole. The squalor of tribal life is the result.


6 posted on 03/19/2013 7:40:11 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: 95Theses
$2.7M Federal Study: Why Do Lesbians Have Higher 'Risk for Hazardous Drinking'?

It just depends on what the oboma administration thinks is more important. Lesbians trump Indians.
"Some animals are more important than others. "

7 posted on 03/19/2013 7:40:21 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: 95Theses

Sounds like good news to me. Cutting spending is easy! Just do It!!


8 posted on 03/19/2013 7:42:18 AM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: 95Theses

Just a thought but why doesn’t the tribe encourage members to open businesses - tax them - and then use those taxes to fund their schools. Wait - a vision just popped into my head - I see a casino in this tribe’s future.


9 posted on 03/19/2013 7:51:17 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: 95Theses

It’s weird this isn’t happening off the reservations where taxpayers have to support their schools with local taxes.


10 posted on 03/19/2013 7:54:20 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: Westbrook
the 0bamas continue to enjoy their lavish and exorbitantly expensive vacations with taxpayer money.

Yeah, big St. Patty's day party at White House, then cancel the White House Easter egg hunt for children.

11 posted on 03/19/2013 7:57:38 AM PDT by rocksblues
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To: 95Theses

If we had a real Fourth Estate, somebody would ask the following of the Administration:

Can you explain the methodology that was used to determine which programs were cut and which were allowed to remain?

Were expenditures ranked by importance, or was some other criterion employed?

Which officials made the ultimate decisions?


12 posted on 03/19/2013 7:59:54 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: 95Theses

Their money went to al Qaeda and Hamas,
courtesy of the Tyrant and the treasonous
totally-abdicated Congress.


13 posted on 03/19/2013 8:01:43 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Cancellation of the Easter Egg hunt at the White Hut=
major doomage.


14 posted on 03/19/2013 8:03:06 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

“Can you explain the methodology that was used to determine which programs were cut “

Minorities, WOMEN & CHILDREN, the Elderly first!

(We get more Press coverage that way, say Obama/Alinsky, Ayres, etc.)


15 posted on 03/19/2013 8:04:07 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: txrefugee

Unfortunately most Americans have never been to some of the poorer American Indian reservations in Nevada-Arizona-New Mexico, the one east of Glacier National Park, and so many others where forever our Bureau Of Indian Affairs have squandered billions and for squat to show for it.
Many live worse than my dog in some of these.
But they go to those fancy casinos and think wow them injuns shore do live swell.


16 posted on 03/19/2013 8:14:18 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Rebelbase

They should make a law that outlaws criminals bringing guns to schools.


17 posted on 03/19/2013 8:19:17 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Westbrook

Something about subsidizing pottery in Morocco? $10 million for crystal glasses for the State Dept. Something over $4 million for lesbian studies...


18 posted on 03/19/2013 8:20:31 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF

> Something about subsidizing pottery in Morocco? $10 million
> for crystal glasses for the State Dept. Something over $4
> million for lesbian studies...

Not to mention billions of dollars for ammunition and armored vehicles for “civilian” agencies.


19 posted on 03/19/2013 8:22:05 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: 95Theses

Of course, the flailing economy, more gov’t debt, foreclosures, command-and-control regulations, etc. have NO impact on how much money is available for such expenditures.


20 posted on 03/19/2013 8:26:38 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: 95Theses

Seems that as much as I am hearing is getting cut that there is more than 58 billion being cut.


21 posted on 03/19/2013 8:36:07 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: 95Theses

Obama is acting like a child with his selective sequester cuts.


22 posted on 03/19/2013 9:13:01 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: vbmoneyspender

Most of the Tribes have casinos, I know Red Lake does. Fond du lac has two, they need to use the Casino $$$ for schools


23 posted on 03/19/2013 9:16:35 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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