Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari and Justice Alan Page today announced a proposed constitutional amendment to give every child in Minnesota an equal right to a quality education. The MBP has worked closely with President Kashkari, Justice Page, and a diverse bipartisan coalition on this effort, and we strongly support the proposal.
MBP executive director Charlie Weaver issued the following statement: “Minnesota continues to lag in efforts to close persistent racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps. The state’s business leaders recognize that accelerating efforts to narrow gaps is an economic and moral imperative—this constitutional amendment will compel our state to enact the types of systemic reforms in K-12 education that will ensure we are preparing every child for future success in the global economy.”
Read more about the proposed constitutional amendment.