An Update on MN Education Legislation
From the "Parents United for Public Schools" web site, an update on MN education legislation. About the 2013 education bill, Mary Cecconi writes:
"In 10 years of doing this work, I have yet to see a more complicated education bill. It is complicated because it is so comprehensive.
In addition to significant investment in our schools, the bill takes on some of the knottiest issues that have been plaguing us for years: integration policy and aid, assessments, alignment with post-secondary success, equalization aid, All Day K for every child in the state, programs evaluated for their efficacy, and the facilitation of replicating what works. The historic influx of early childhood, into what has always been a K-12 (kindergarten through grade 12) bill, now means it will forever be an “E-12” bill! This was all done with little fanfare. ...
"Today and in the days that follow, you will see many quick summaries of the E12 Omnibus Bill. I wanted to take a bit of a different tactic. I scoured the bill for provisions that I thought would interest parents and provided the actual bill wording. I did this purposefully so the intent and scope of the bill could be felt."
Please take a look at this thoughtful summary: