VIDEO: 1% vs. School Kids
A decade of bitter budget fights taught progressives and conservatives a costly lesson that both groups vow never to repeat. Borrowing money from school children to balance our state budget without raising income taxes was a grave public policy error that dealt a serious blow to schools at the worst time. While much of the shift has been paid back, the state of Minnesota still owes schools $800 million. How and when to repay the shift still influences the education funding policy debate.
To show the policy’s foolishness, Minnesota 2020 is trying something different. We partnered with Danger Boat Productions to help produce the following satirical sketch.
Remember, this is satire.
Danger Boat Productions helps groups and organizations explore big ideas and re-imagine them in ways that are fun and engaging to audiences. Their show, The Theater of Public Policy, portrays the issues of the day through smart improvisational comedy. For more information, go to t2p2.net.