Good intentions but no price tag and too many priorities. That’s how I’d describe a new national Equity and Excellence Commission report. Here’s a brief summary of the report and a few reactions.
What can five- and six-year-olds learn from building a playground, or high school students learn by helping to produce a play, writing a history of their community, creating You-Tube videos about the value of dual (high school/college) credit courses, conducting water quality testing, or planning and then building a community garden?
There’s evidence that the education system in Minnesota needs to be examined and strengthened. Improving it is always evolving with the goal of providing the best education possible for all students.
We have things to work on, but Minnesota’s school improvement efforts do not deserve a “D.” That’s my reaction to a new national report by StudentsFirst (SF) on improving education that gives Minnesota a “D” for our education laws and policies.