It’s nice to hear from a politician who thinks the state ought to do something to remedy all of those ills, not just clamp down on tuition. That’s why I welcomed a visit from state Sen. Terri Bonoff, DFL-Minnetonka, chair of the Senate’s higher education funding committee and the godmother of the new PIPELINE Project.
Bonoff says she sees the value of enlisting outside expertise. She is a vocal supporter of Rosenstone’s push for change. But she says the McKinsey contract lays bare “gaps in our law in terms of oversight and transparency.”
Employers point to a shortage of qualified, experienced workers and job-seekers report a lack of well-paying jobs. As Chair of the Minnesota Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee, I point to an age-old system that works: apprenticeship.
The Higher Education and Workforce Development committee had a very successful 2014 legislative session. Here is a summary of the legislation that we passed this session.