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Concerns Lurk Beneath The Surface Of Minnesota’s ACT Ranking

In an op-ed published in today’s St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Partnership’s executive director, Charlie Weaver, notes that while Minnesota students have the top ACT average in the nation, there are troubling trends beneath the surface of Minnesota’s ACT data. Most concerning is the state’s achievement gap between white and Continue Reading...

CA Judge: LIFO Unfathomable And Unsupportable

This week a trial court in Vergara v. State of California ¬†found that several California state statutes are unconstitutional because they adversely affect students’ quality of education and disproportionately burden poor and minority students with ineffective teachers. The judge in Vergara¬† wrote that the effect of grossly ineffective teachers on Continue Reading...