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The Civic Caucus is a Minnesota based non-partisan public policy learning organization

~ offering innovative opportunities to involve citizens in public affairs without making extraordinary demands on their time

~ hosting a unique library of interviews with past and present political figures

~ encouraging participation (feedback) by citizens across political ideology

~ using electronic communication to educate and involve participants from their homes

~ shining a light on others' proposals, rather than promoting our own.


          Email: civiccaucus@comcast.net

Send a request to the above address to receive
summaries of future interviews with thought leaders,
and to have your opportunity to respond as well.

 

The interview summaries
and issues pages

are intended to spark a thoughtful dialog,
moving towards education and understanding,
rather than partisan debate.

The position reports
are recommendations offered by
the Civic Caucus Core group,
after considering significant feedback
from all citizen responses.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                  A Statewide Crusade to Secure Minnesota's High Quality Workforce

    Facing severe threats to its high quality workforce, Minnesota must advance a systematic human
    capital crusade to secure a strong economic future.  Click here for this January 25, 2015 follow-up 
    to our previous statement, Human Capital: Minnesota's Strength and Challenge.

 

 Recent interview summaries:

A focus on human capital interview
Will a new chartered school help fill apprenticeships and jobs in the construction trades?
Samuel DiPaola, Honeywell senior technical training specialist - March 13, 2015

A focus on human capital interview
How can Minnesota best tap the energy, talent and job-creating potentialof low-income entrepeneurs? 
Bill Sands, former Western Bank chair,
and Mike Temali, Neighborhood Development Center CEO - March 6, 2015

A focus on human capital interview
Should Minnesota act now to reverse the decline of high school career/technical education?
Jessica Lipa, director of Anoka-Hennepin School District's career and technical education -
February 27, 2015

A focus on human capital interview
Should higher education reject elitism and return to  solving real community problems?
Paul Pribbenow, president, and Harry Boyte, senior scholar, of Augsburg College - February 20, 2015

A focus on human capital interview
Is career-technical education more effectively introduced at the high school level?
Mark Schmitz, Superintendent, Staples-Motley School District - February 13, 2015

A focus on human capital interview
Does a strict focus on academic education come
at the expense of adequate career/technical preparation?

Robert Schwartz, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Graduate School of Education - February 11, 2015


 


                      Making a tax-deductible contribution to the work of the Civic Caucus

   
     Your tax-deductible donation in support of these educational efforts can be made in two ways:

  1. By credit card
- Go to www.givemn.org, a secure site maintained by several Minnesota foundations.
     
Enter "Civic Caucus" in the box provided and follow instructions to fill in your gift amount and credit
      card information.
       

  2. By check
- Make your check payable to "Civic Caucus" and send your contribution to
      Janis M. Clay, Treasurer, Civic Caucus,

      2104 Girard Ave. S.,
      Minneapolis, MN 55405-2546. 
 


 

The Civic Caucus   is a non-partisan, tax-exempt educational organization.   The Interview Group  includes persons of varying political persuasions,
reflecting years of leadership in politics and business. Click here  to see a short personal background of each.

  John S. Adams, David Broden, Audrey Clay, Janis Clay, Pat Davies, Bill Frenzel, Paul Gilje (executive director), Dwight Johnson, Randy Johnson, Sallie Kemper, Ted Kolderie,
 Dan Loritz (chair), Tim McDonald, Bruce Mooty, John Mooty, Jim Olson, Paul Ostrow, Wayne Popham, Dana Schroeder, Clarence Shallbetter, and Fred Zimmerman

 

 


The Civic Caucus, 01-01-2008
2104 Girard Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55405.  civiccaucus@comcast.net
Dan Loritz, chair, 612-791-1919   ~   Paul A. Gilje, coordinator, 952-890-5220.
 

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