June 23, 2010

/ 23 June 2010 / Parents United
June 23, 2010

On June 22, 2010, more than 150 people came to hear candidates for governor talk about their strategies for improving and investing in education in Minnesota.



Cosponsored by Parents United, Growth & Justice, Minnesota Minority Education Partnership, Minnesota Rural Education Association, and Ready4K. xxx

Not able to attend? No worries! Check these resources:

Video is available from The UpTake & MinnPost.

Audio is available from Growth & Justice.


News Articles

Endorsed candidates skip school, may flunk – Education in Minnesota makes up nearly half of the state budget. The achievement gap between whites and minorities is among the highest in the nation. Minnesota has one of the lowest rates of participation in early education programs. Colleges in Minnesota are more expensive than in neighboring states. Those are just a few reasons why education is perhaps the most compelling and confounding issue facing the candidates for governor. It challenges budgets, incites racial politics and inspires rhetoric over how we raise our children, Star Tribune.

School tax question splits Minn. governor hopefuls – Minnesota’s candidates for governor took different stands Tuesday on proposals granting school boards more power to raise property taxes without going to voters first, Star Tribune.

Candidates for governor offer nuanced approaches to tackling Minnesota’s education issues – The four gubernatorial candidates who participated in a forum this morning on the future of education in Minnesota have clearly spent some time considering what it will be like to exist between a rock and a hard place, MinnPost. 

Visit the Parents United page on the Governor’s Race to research candidates’ education platforms.

Mary Cecconi, Executive Director (mary@parentsunited.org)
Parents United for Public Schools
1667 Snelling Avenue N., St. Paul, MN 55108



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