Minnesota Education Equity Partnership uses a race equity lens to transform educational institutions, organizations, and leaders to ensure that students of color and American Indian students achieve full academic and leadership success.
We envision a just society in which an equitable educational ecosystem ensures all students achieve their full potential. Achieving this vision would mean that race is no longer a predictor of educational success.
We believe that to accomplish this requires the public’s simultaneous commitment to race equity and educational excellence.
Minnesota Education Equity Partnership holds these core beliefs in the work we do:
We believe all children deserve to achieve their full potential, regardless of race, creed, nationality or class.
We believe in the validity of all lived experiences.
Critical Thinking and Self-Actualization Matters.
We believe academic success cannot be narrowly defined. The ability for students to be engaged learners to understand themselves, their histories, their identities, and the world are necessary to build critical thinking and self-actualization skills to release their power in shaping themselves and the world.
We believe the histories of communities of color and low-income people in our society bring context to the treatment by current-day institutions, policies, and practices. We cannot address those systems by ignoring the complexity of their histories with our communities.
We believe in the interconnectedness of community to change systems and the world. Cross-cultural dynamics matter in our work and collaborative relationships are key to changing the world.
Educational excellence involves achieving the skills and knowledge needed to prosper in Minnesota’s diverse and rapidly evolving social and economic context. It embraces the various career aspirations present among all students ranging from science to the humanities and from the public to the private.