From The Blog
by Holly Kragthorpe
On the landscape of today’s education debates, issues are usually cast as “pro-teacher” or “pro-reformer.” It seems like many people prefer to stay in their own definitive camps when discussing hot topics like teacher quality, Common Core State Standards, and “Last in, first out.” But the more we draw boundaries between “us” and “them,” the less we learn, and the more kids lose out.
Great schools change everything.
Launched in 2011, MinnCAN: The Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now is an education reform advocacy nonprofit. MinnCAN is a movement of 10,000 Minnesotans–and growing–dedicated to creating the political will to enact smart, research-backed public policies to ensure that every Minnesota child has access to a great public school.
Careers in the STEM fields continue to be some of the highest-paying and fastest growing in the nation. Encouraging our kids, especially girls and students of color, to excel in math and science is the first step in ensuring America's innovation and competitiveness in an increasingly high-tech economy.Drew Palmer
I care about public schools in Minnesota because I believe a good education is key for the personal success of our children and the economic vitality of our state.Sarah Morris
We all contribute to a child's education, directly and indirectly. Directly, we must support responsible public policy. Indirectly, we must promote a responsible educational culture. In both cases, we need all hands on deck.Ben Davis