Minneapolis superintendent's efforts deserve support

Friday, May 31, 2013

A new plan by Minneapolis Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson (“Johnson gets blunt with Minneapolis teachers,” May 28) will help remedy some of the worst educational inequities in the nation and raise the bar for K12 education in Minnesota.

This is an opportunity to ensure that all children receive a great education — whether their parents attend PTA meetings or not, live in southwest or north Minneapolis, speak English or another language at home, or receive public assistance, work three jobs, or have Ph.Ds.

But change often creates discomfort. It’s imperative that we base our decisions on what will get the best results for children.

To build awareness of what works, we launched the RESET Education campaign with diverse community partners, promoting five proven strategies for schools where every student succeeds.

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