Before I wrote last week’s commentary (see attached column) on the Duluth School District’s Red Plan — which calls for a total make over of its mostly outdated school buildings — I had no idea that support for the visionary school plan ran so deep. Or that some opponents’ perceptions and comments on the plan would be so inaccurate.
Harry Welty, a leader in the Let Duluth Vote movement who filed a lawsuit against the school district last week, rebuts Budgeteer columnist Ralph Doty's assertion in his column last week that actions taken throughout the debate over the Red Plan by Welty and school board member Gary Glass are deplorable.
It was a dramatic year: In Duluth, we said ‘hello’ to famous visitors, waved goodbye to long-time incumbents, wondered if taxpayers would ever catch a break — and elected Barack Obama president (Senate results still unknown).
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