It isn't clear whether Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants to help students or just wants to be the next GOP nominee for President. Whatever the case, Pawlenty is re-introducing his old school legislation.
The governor's education bill would change teacher licensing, pay and tenure structure. Despite having been roundly rejected before, Pawlenty is determined to try, try again, newly claiming the provisions in his bill will make Minnesota competitive in the fed's unfortunately named, "Race to the Top" program.
Since Pawlenty has not substantially altered his failed proposal, one is forced to consider that the re-introduction of this bill is principally designed to aid Pawlenty's political race to the top office.