With all due respect Governor Pawlenty, what on earth are you afraid of? Why not give the actual cut you said you’d give, instead of pushing it off to your successor? Was your no new taxes mantra nothing more than hot air?
If more funding for K-12 education is truly not necessary, then those who feel that way need to stand up and say point blank "Our teachers are overpaid; school class sizes should increase." Give some straight talk and tell it like it is.
(For the record, I believe that more K-12 funding is needed in this great state we call Minnesota.)