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Children First: A Community Conversation in Mankato on Educating All Children

February 19, 2020 | 6:00 PM  - 7:30 PM
Children First: A Community Conversation in Mankato on Educating All Children | City of Mankato Council Chambers,  Mankato, Minnesota

Children First: A Community Conversation in Mankato on Educating All Children

Retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page and Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will lead a community conversation about education on Feb. 19 with the Mankato Diversity Council and Greater Mankato Growth.

Page and Kashkari have proposed an amendment to the Minnesota constitution that would make quality public education the state's highest priority. At the event, they will discuss their proposal with local leaders and answer questions from the audience.

Greater Mankato area leaders also will discuss their priorities around education and children for the 2020 Minnesota legislative session, and the vital role a strong education system plays in supporting a vibrant economy.

Kashkari believes that nothing impacts our workforce and economy more than the education of our children. From his seat on the state's Supreme Court and as a dedicated education advocate, Page has seen many attempts over the years to close these gaps but, Minneapolis Fed research shows, none has worked.

The Bank recently released an in-depth report highlighting the vast differences statewide in educational outcomes for Minnesota children by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Kashkari and Page looked across the nation to see what other states have done to solve this critical problem. From that review, they developed their amendment proposal, a bold and powerful tool to put children first and to ensure that all children receive a quality education so they can reach their full potential.

They are eager to talk with you about it. Please join us.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Where: City of Mankato Council Chambers, Mankato Place Mall, 10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN 56001

Co-host: Greater Mankato Growth & Mankato Diversity Council