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Money is more important than public education. Still.

That's the sad message the Minnesota House Finance Committee delivered Monday in defeating a measure that would have allowed school districts to start the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years before Labor Day.


Setting a school calendar should be a local decision -- one rooted in what best serves the unique educational needs of each district.

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