On Jan. 8, 2020, former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page and Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari announced an initiative to amend Minnesota’s constitution to guarantee a quality education for all of the state’s children.
Why a constitutional amendment? An amendment will focus on educational outcomes, motivating legislators and policymakers to enact innovative policy changes that put children first.
How other states put children first. A new Minneapolis Fed policy brief details how constitutional amendments in Florida and Louisiana have made a difference for schools, children, and families.
We examine patterns of disparities for three critical outcomes: performance on standardized tests, graduation rates, and indicators of college readiness.
“Justice and economic vibrancy.” In a Star Tribune Op-Ed, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari and retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page outline the importance of closing the state’s achievement gaps.