- Conventions picking favorites for Congress and Governor
MPR political analysts size up the race for delegates supporting candidates for Governor and Congress. Six Gubernatorial candidates are sitting legislators, working for and against the current Governor they want to replace.11:00 a.m.
Todd Rapp: MPR Democratic-Farmer-Labor political analyst
Maureen Shaver: MPR Republican political analyst
- Are teachers unions to blame for failing schools?
An 'Intelligence Squared' debate features three panelists FOR and three panelists AGAINST the proposition: Don't blame teachers unions for our failing schools.12:00 p.m.
Rod Paige: Former U.S. Secretary of Education under George W. Bush (2001-2005).
Randi Weingarten: President of the American Federation of Teachers, the country's second-largest teachers union.
Terry Moe: Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Moe is the author (with John E. Chubb) of "Politics, Markets, and America's Schools" and "Schools, Vouchers, and the American Public."
Larry Sand: Retired teacher. Sand taught in Los Angeles for nearly three decades. He is the founder of the California Teachers Empowerment Network.
Kate McLaughlin: Elementary teacher in the Lowell, Massachusetts public schools since 1999. McLaughlin serves as the executive vice president of the United Teachers of Lowell #495, a local of the American Federation of Teachers.
Gary Smuts: Superintendent of the ABC Unified School District. Smuts was named 2009 Superintendent of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators.
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