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.
In this context, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership (formerly MMEP) understands its work as addressing the “opportunity gap” .
This means systemically reforming how we deliver education as opposed to trying to “fix” students. The change Minnesota Education Equity Partnership (formerly MMEP) seeks is to have educators and policy makers challenge themselves to align schools, colleges and universities with the gifts that exist in students of color and American Indian students.
Minnesota Education Equity Partnership (formerly MMEP) believes that collaborative action offers the best way to align our education system with communities of color. A multi-cultural, multi-racial society requires building dynamic relationships between students, their parents and educators. MNEEP therefore constructs public engagement activities that bring them together into collaborative dialogue and planning leading to student and parent empowerment.
Race Equity in turn requires an understanding of racism and how it impacts the lives of all citizens and especially of students of color and American Indian students. That understanding informs the need to provide these students with the correct kind and level of resources, delivered in the most appropriate manner, that may well at times differ among various student groups.