January 30, 2023

Educators Demand Legislative Action to Address Declining Academic Achievement and Increasing Racial Opportunity Gaps

MINNEAPOLIS —On Thursday, February 2, at 8:30 a.m., on the heels of Gov. Walz’s $12 billion proposed budget plan for education and childcare, Educators for Excellence-Minnesota teachers will gather for a press conference at the Minnesota State Capitol to demand sweeping policy changes from lawmakers. This press conference will highlight the on-the-ground perspective and policy demands of educators from across the state. Teachers will highlight the need for equitable school funding, increasing teacher diversity, protecting teacher licensure reform, and eliminating discipline disparities. In addition to equity-focused teachers, the press conference will feature education leaders at the state, local, and district levels–including Minneapolis Public Schools Board Director, Sonya Emerick.

Reaching our most marginalized students is a civil rights issue with far-reaching repercussions. Now is the time to make meaningful education investments and enact increased accountability. 

Following the press conference, educators will meet with legislators to discuss their student-focused education policy recommendations.

Press Conference at the Minnesota State Capitol:
An in-depth discussion on the most pressing education matters in Minnesota

Educators for Excellence-Minnesota members and current teachers
Paula Cole, Executive Director, Educators for Excellence-Minnesota
Nafeesah Muhammad, Deputy Director of Campaigns, Educators for Excellence-Minnesota
Elected officials at the state, local and district levels

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 8:30 a.m.

Minnesota State Capitol | 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Saint Paul, MN 55155 | Press Conference Room B971