As Minnesotans consider candidates for state office this fall, it’s important that all candidates understand how deep discipline disparities impact students of color and American Indian students, and that they are prepared as elected officials to make changes that support these students for success in our classrooms, and in the future.
Identified English Learners (EL) continue to be the fastest-growing student group in Minnesota-—speaking more than 250 languages. Yet for many, their language isn’t seen as a right and a resource. Here are some ways candidates across the state can better serve and support the next generation of Minnesotans.
As Minnesotans make a vitally important decision on who their next governor and lawmakers shall be, MnEEP will produce a series of blogs over the coming weeks to engage readers with key education race equity issues to consider as they make their decisions. We will use the 5 Big Bold Goals as a guide for that reflection.