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State Representative Peggy Bennett introduces program addressing teacher shortages in Minnesota
THANKS TO ALL THE VOTERS OF HOUSE 27A
I want to take this opportunity to thank the people of District 27A for electing me to be your state representative. I am honored and humbled by the trust that you have put in me. I do not take that trust lightly, and I will work hard to be the best representative I can be for our district.… Read More…
TAKING A FIRST GRADE LESSON TO ST. PAUL
Peggy Bennett, 10-12-14
During the past few months, I have had the opportunity to visit a number nursing homes and assisted care facilities in Albert Lea, Wells, Hayfield, and more. I love talking to our seniors and hearing them share about their lives, as well as listening to their thoughts on different issues.
I had the pleasure of visiting the Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea not long ago. I was so impressed when I heard the employees call their residents “our elders.” With my love for Native American history, that term brings to mind the Native Americans’ great respect for their elders. I like that, because our elders should be respected. I appreciate the wisdom and insight that they have gained from their wealth of life experiences. Read more…
IS AMERICA HEADED TOWARDS A CONSTIUTIONAL CRISIS?
Is America headed toward a constitutional crisis? It is very well possible that we’re moving in that direction. However, it may not be for the reason that has piqued the interest of so many of late.
A recent Supreme Court decision, which unanimously agreed that our president had overreached his authority in issuing recess appointments, has brought the topic of “executive overreach” to the forefront. Much has been made, and rightly so, of President Obama’s promise to bypass Congress and act unilaterally to accomplish his purpose. “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” were his words, threatening to bypass Congress through executive orders. Read more…
TEACHER PEGGY BENNETT ENDORSED FOR MN HOUSE 27A SEAT
ALBERT LEA, MN – Local teacher Peggy Bennett of Albert Lea was endorsed Saturday by District 27A Republicans, and will face incumbent Democrat Shannon Savick in the fall election.
“I want to thank local Republicans for the outstanding turnout Saturday and for placing their trust in me to be the Republican candidate for District 27A this November,” Bennett said. “People in our area want a Representative they can depend on to seek local input and do what is right for this area.”
Bennett has lived in Albert Lea for more than 30 years, and has taught in Albert Lea and Wells since 1981, teaching special education and first grade. In 2011, she was named School District 241 teacher of the year.
“I want to bring more and better paying jobs to our local communities by creating a more business friendly climate. Many families and community members in our area are struggling. They deserve the opportunity to grow financially through more and better career choices. I also want to see more local control brought to our schools so we can educate our children according to our local needs—not a ‘one size fits all’ package that our schools are tied to now.”
A Dog That Can Read!
Teacher teaches her dog to read and helps her students as well: http://kimt.com/2014/05/16/a-local-dog-with-an-amazing-talent/