Gov. Dayton sometimes had to work with street gangs as a New York City teacher and Boston social worker, and he said he learned to seek out the gang's leader and talk. He said those lessons come in handy when politics gets passionate.
Is Dayton the 'greatest education governor?'
The National Education Association just lauded Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton an “America’s Greatest Education Governor" award, in part for increasing school funding and focusing on early learning. But critics say he represents teachers unions more than students.