For nearly a decade, our test scores and graduation rates have revealed staggering gaps based on race, and our dialogue on education has done little to help us break free from that tragic, dangerous reality.
Minneapolis is a city that prides itself on making progress. Our informed and engaged citizens have made the city a national leader on LGBTQ rights, environmental sustainability, and inclusiveness for immigrants and refugees. But when it comes to education, let’s face it: we’re stuck.
Unbound will build a new conversation around education from the ground up. We’ll bring people together through frank conversation, personal stories, in-depth policy research and events where we can talk face-to-face about the most pressing issues facing our schools.
We believe that the more you know, the more you can help shift the dialogue, and shift the results for our kids. It’s time to challenge yourself: How much do you really know about education in our city? How can you get engaged to make a difference?
Quick, printable primers on the issues facing students, families, educators and administrators in our public schools.
We owe it to our children to honor their limitless potential by thinking beyond the usual boundaries and battle lines. We owe it to our children to break free from an unproductive conversation that keeps adults locked in ideological camps. We owe it to our children to start a new dialogue—one that centers around them and their future success.