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Lawmakers reject plan prohibiting shorter school days

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Hastings Star Gazette
Lawmakers reject plan prohibiting shorter school days
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Minnesota schools should be allowed to shorten their school days, representatives decided Monday while debating an education policy bill.

House Minority Leader Marty Seifert, R-Marshall, wanted to prohibit schools from shortening their school days in future academic years. He said school days are getting shorter, but there is even more students must learn.

"For goodness sakes," Seifert said during a floor debate, "could we at least agree that the school day shouldn't be any shorter?"

Rep. Mindy Greiling, D-Roseville, responded: "You can't just issue edicts to schools when you're under-funding them."

Seifert's amendment was defeated 72-59.

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