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TwinCities.com: Al Franken urges Minnesota educators to support teacher bill

Sen. Al Franken says his favorite teacher in high school was Harold Hodgkinson.

He was “old school,” Franken told an audience of science teachers Friday afternoon at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Hodgkinson encouraged his students to take a methodical approach to solving problems.

“He told us to use a pencil and paper and figure it out,” Franken said.

Franken was speaking about Hodgkinson at a Minnesota Science Teachers Association conference and urging support for a bill that he hopes will help retain teachers in K-12 education and boost the number of students studying math and science for a career.

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