Each year, MREA brings together teachers, administrators, school board members and other education advocates from across Greater Minnesota to identify what legislative steps can be taken to further put students first and get results.
MREA members identified five key issues for the 2018 legislative session and formally approved the legislative platform Nov. 14 at the MREA Annual Meeting. Download platform summary.
This session poses additional challenges advancing much-needed actions for Greater Minnesota students given the strife between legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton. Just two days after MREA members approved the agenda, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of Dayton in the lawsuit between him and the legislature related to the governor’s line-item veto of the operating budget. The implications for the 2018 session are severe. Read about the lawsuit and ruling.
Among the key issues are giving early learners in Minnesota a jump start. MREA presents a new solution to putting the state’s earliest learners first and settle political differences over early childhood education. Jump Start to School Readiness serves as a fiscal policy framework for state policy makers to consider.