From The Blog
by Holly Kragthorpe
Dear Mayor RT Rybak,
At a recent panel event hosted by Educators for Excellence, you invited us as teachers to share our wishes, “if we could wave a magic wand and instantly make changes” that would help us eliminate the achievement gap. So, here goes…
Ms. Kragthorpe’s Education Priorities:
Great schools change everything.
Every child deserves a great school, no matter their background. Together with Minnesotans across the state, MinnCAN advocates for the research-backed policies that will make sure they get one.
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 PalmerFeb 3 2013
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 MorrisFeb 3 2013
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 DavisFeb 2 2013