Improving American Education: Looking beyond our borders

AAMAAgDGAAoAAQAAAAAAAAq_AAAAJDc2YTU5OTIwLWM2MjctNDQ0MS1hNjc2LTY0ZmY4MWVkYmQ4OQ Since the 1980s when politicians blamed our public schools for our economy falling behind Japan, we‘ve struggled with how to improve them. Many complained about how our schools were stuck in a 19th century mode of educating our young people but instead of consulting with experts and learning from the latest research they decided that a […]

Jeffrey Sachs and “Future Now”

opportunity Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University Professor and director of the Earth Institute has joined entrepreneur Adam Pritzker and former New York State Senator Daniel Squadron to begin the Future Now project to achieve ‘America’s Goals’ by 2030. Much of the proposal is mentioned in his recent book, Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable. Much of what […]

TRUMP’S WRONG HEADED TAX CUT PROPOSALS DENY US ABILITY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS WE FACE

IMG_1821     The President and his allies in Congress are talking about their big plans for ‘huge’ tax cuts in the midst of massive weather related destruction. Making outrageous claims that this is what will bring about ‘tremendous’ economic growth, increased wages and increased job creation right here in America. All this from a man […]

Bill Moyers asked me for an op ed piece to promote my book, here’s what I sent

IMG_1821 We all do better when we all do better  by David Bly In my years in the Minnesota House of Representatives, I have noticed that everyone talks about saving our middle class economy. Our actions, however, can tell a different story. We hear calls to cut education, defund health programs, let our roads fall apart, resist […]

Let’s All Do Better—Together!

IMG_1821 In my years in the Minnesota House of Representatives, I have noticed that everyone talks about saving our middle class economy. Our actions, however, can tell a different story. We hear calls to cut education, defund health programs, let our roads fall apart, resist sustainable energy solutions, and support economic policies that have us working […]

Here is my last Op-Ed in Northfield News

Best Life Alliance requires support By DAVID BLY Guest columnist Our 10-week legislative session is now almost half over. Most of this week consisted of long hours in committees satisfying what’s known as the “first deadline.” For many bills to remain alive, they must have been heard in either the House or Senate by the […]

Rep. David Bly (20B) – Legislative Update

  Dear Neighbors, The 10 week legislative session is moving along quickly. We’re now in the third week and legislation is being introduced and heard in committees. Here are a few items I would like to update you on: Legislative Survey and Column I had my session preview column published in the Northfield News entitled […]

“The American Dream” vs “The Gospel of Wealth”

IMG_1821 Earlier this month we celebrated Lincoln’s birthday, the President who many consider our greatest President. Ralph Waldo Emerson once called Abraham Lincoln, ‘our first middle class President’ because he advocated a government that helped open a path to prosperity for all, and he advocated a government for, by and of the people. The notion of […]
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