Minneapolis School Board Election Raises Funds and Questions

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After three days of hand-counting ballots, Josh Reimnitz was declared winner of the race for School Board Representative in Minneapolis's District 4, reports MinnPost.
The Star Tribune reports Reimnitz spent a record-breaking $37,000 on his campaign for the school board position. Some of this money, reports the Star Tribune came from Teach For America (TFA), a volunteer program which places recent graduates in classroom teaching environments. Reimnitz is a TFA alumni himself reports MinnPost.
State Rep. Jim Davnie, a former teacher who supported Reimnitz's opponent Patty Wycoff, told the Star Tribune he fears Reimnitz's election as the start of a trend of nationalized school board elections.
MinnPost reports that the election was viewed by some as a contest between education reformers and the teacher union.

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