Plain Talk: Students Going to Class in a Closet?


Williston Herald editor Jamie Kelly said he didn’t believe the stories about students in his local school district attending class in what were once closets. But then he saw it with is own eyes.

The problem? The state’s funding mechanism for local school districts, combined with western North Dakota’s low population density, has created some funding inequities for schools out west at a time when the population there has been growing and getting much, much younger.

Also, some thoughts on the on-going saga around embattled UND President Mark Kennedy and the surprising partisan reaction to the question of who ought to be leading our universities.

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