Chamberlain capitol update: better school performance transparency, MA work requirements

Neighbors,

Last session, Republicans heavily invested in education. We added $1.3 billion to our schools, and we now spend more than $18 billion on education each budget cycle. That funding is important, but we have to make sure we get results for everyone. Right now, too many students are falling through the cracks.

One way we can do this is by giving parents better, simpler information about the performance of their child’s school. Read more below about how I plan to do that, as well as a new Republican bill to require able-bodied recipients of Medical Assistance to go to work.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Roger

 

Helping parents get their kids out of failing schools

Every year it gets more and more complicated for parents to get an answer to a simple question: how is my child’s school doing? We have an obligation to make figuring it out as simple and easy as possible.

We cannot keep letting kids languish and fail in bad schools because they can’t get the information they need. Instead, we can help close the achievement gap by giving parents simpler, easier to understand information about their school’s performance.

Click the picture below for a brief clip about why this is important.

Senator Chamberlain on the danger of the status quo and the achievement gap

We cannot keep letting kids languish and fail in bad schools because they can’t get the information they need.

Instead, we can help close the achievement gap by giving parents simpler, easier to understand information about their school’s performance.

Read more: https://www.mnsenaterepublicans.com/chamberlain-school-performance-rating/

Posted by Senator Roger Chamberlain on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

 

A simple work requirement for recipients of Medical Assistance

Estimates show there are 1.1 million Minnesotans on Medical Assistance, which is the state’s version of Medicaid, the public health insurance program for low-income families. 1.1 million. That’s almost 20 percent of our state’s entire population. We have to reduce the number of people collecting these benefits, and get more people back to work so they can live their own American Dream.

This week we introduced a plan that would require able-bodied people collecting Medical Assistance to spend part of their time working, looking for work, or doing community or public service. We carved out exceptions for people facing really difficult circumstances, like single parents of young kids, or those recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. But if an individual is able, we want to incentivize them to get back on their feet.

Read more: https://www.mnsenaterepublicans.com/republican-legislators-unveil-medical-assistance-work-requirement-legislation/

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