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From The Blog

  • by Ben Bauer

    While teaching middle school, I saw many students who were far behind where they should have been before they even entered my class. It’s sometimes easy to see what makes teenagers fall behind. I came up with all sorts of reasons, some of them true and some of them excuses to make me feel better about such difficult work: They fell behind their classmates and just never caught up. They stopped trying. They were too concerned with being cool. They lived in deep poverty.

About Us

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 nearly 12,000 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.

 
What you’re saying...
  • 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