Pointing out that Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s proposed $20M investment in Minnesota’s students who are American Indian would go far to address educational opportunities, an editorial in today’s StarTribune urges the Minnesota Legislature to make a substantive investment in the education of these students.
“Minnesota lawmakers must not squander the opportunity at hand to take a serious run at improving the state’s still dismal education outcomes for its American Indian students,” said the May 11 editorial. It highlighted its position, citing a 2012 US Department of Education report ranking Minnesota last in Indian student high school graduation rates.
Governor Dayton’s biennium budget for expansion of Success for the Future and aid for Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools far outstrips the Senate’s $5.2M budget and the House’s $1.4M budget and would invest in a program proven to increase and math scores for American Indian (AMI) students.
Learn more on the background and issue of AMI education.