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Walz-Flanagan Campaign Releases "Teacher" Ad


August 30, 2022

ST. PAUL, MN -- Today, the Walz-Flanagan campaign released “Teacher,” an ad featuring Apple Valley teacher Mary, who touts Governor Tim Walz’s record on education and contrasts it with Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen’s plan to cut funding for public schools.

“Teacher” recognizes the challenges the global pandemic caused for teachers, students, and their families and highlights Governor Walz’s and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan’s record on addressing those challenges through catch-up programs for students. Mary contrasts Governor Walz’s work to fully fund public schools with Jensen’s plan to cut funding for public schools in favor of tax cuts for the wealthy. The ad features Jensen disparaging Minnesota’s public schools as “a black hole” while he vows that he wants “less money” for them.

“As a former teacher, Governor Walz knows how important it is for Minnesota’s future to invest in Minnesota’s students, teachers, and public schools. That’s why he made historic investments in education,” said Walz-Flanagan campaign manager Nichole Johnson. “Republican Scott Jensen’s extreme agenda for schools and students is wrong for Minnesota. Minnesota needs Governor Walz to continue his mission to fully fund public schools – not a dangerous extremist who would cut funding for education in order to cut taxes for the wealthy.”

Watch the ad here:

The transcript for ‘Teacher” is below:

The last two years have been tough, especially for our students.

As a former teacher, Governor Walz does what’s right for our kids.

He invested in summer catch-up programs for students hurt by the pandemic.

And fought to fully fund our schools.

But listen to Scott Jensen’s plan.

MPR Host Mike Mulcahy: Do you support more money for public schools or less money?

Jensen: Less money. I think it’s a black hole.

Scott Jensen would cut education to cut taxes for the wealthy.

He is wrong for Minnesota.


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