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ST. PAUL, Minnesota. March 28, 2022 – At a time when Minnesota should be providing students with more supports, school districts are grappling yet again with budget cuts and readying pink slips for their staff.
This isn’t right – the money IS there. Minnesota’s massive $9.3 billion surplus gives the Legislature an unprecedented opportunity to put a down payment on fully funding public education and give students and educators the resources they need.
On Tuesday, educators and parents will talk about how budget reductions will affect their students and school districts and call on the Legislature to quit sitting on the surplus and settle up with public schools that have been shortchanged for years.
The virtual news conference will begin at 3:30 p.m. and is open to journalists only. Please make sure to rename yourself to include your full name and news organization to be let in from the waiting room https://edmn.me/2022session. Others may watch it live on Education Minnesota’s Facebook page.
|Who:||Education Minnesota President Denise Specht, Rep. Athena Hollins, educators and parents|
|What:||News conference to talk about using Minnesota’s $9.3 billion surplus to fund public education and fend off budget reductions|
|When:||3:30-4 p.m., Tuesday, March 29|
|Where:||Zoom meeting open to reporters. Please make sure to rename yourself to include your full name and news organization to be let in from the waiting room https://edmn.me/2022session. Others may watch it live on Education Minnesota’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EducationMinnesota|
About Education Minnesota
Education Minnesota is the voice for professional educators and students. Education Minnesota’s members include teachers and education support professionals in Minnesota’s public school districts, faculty members at Minnesota’s community and technical colleges and University of Minnesota campuses in Duluth and Crookston, retired educators and student teachers. Education Minnesota is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association and AFL-CIO.