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Forum focuses on education funding


Kathie Newell breathed a sigh of relief as the crowd of more than 100 responded just as she had hoped.

A Havre school board member, she told the audience to pretend they were dead and could invite three nonfamily members to a heavenly party.

"How many of you would invite a dentist?" Newell asked.

No one raised their hand.

"A software engineer?" she asked.

Again, no one.

"How about a teacher?" Newell said with a smile.

More than half the hands shot up.

Newell was one of five panelists to speak Thursday night at a Stand Up For Education forum at Havre Middle School to discuss solutions to fun...

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