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Billboard Calls Out Minneapolis Public Schools
Better Ed ^ | 7-1-14 | Devin Foley

Posted on 07/01/2014 8:02:14 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

Minneapolis, MN – Better Ed — a 501(c)(3) education reform group in Minnesota — has put up another billboard message across from the Minneapolis Public Schools district headquarters. The message draws attention to the district’s high per-pupil spending and low graduation rate. It reads: “MINNEAPOLIS SPENDS $21,000 PER STUDENT. BARELY HALF GRADUATE. NOT COOL.”

Better Ed’s previous billboard message (which had been up since December 2013) also highlighted the district’s poor graduation rate, which was 54% for 2013. Indeed, Minneapolis Public Schools has one of the lowest graduation rates among all urban school districts in the country—a fact pointed out by Better Ed as part of its postcard campaign last year, and also recently mentioned in an April 28 Politico story entitled “High School Graduation Rate Could Hit 90 Percent.”

Minneapolis’ poor graduation rate stands in stark contrast to neighboring St. Paul’s 73% rate, the state of Minnesota’s 80% rate, and the nation’s 80% rate.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: education; failure; mpls; schools

1 posted on 07/01/2014 8:02:15 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Well, that’s not good, eh. Maybe we should talk to someone. A couple of three guys I know say that that can’t be right.


2 posted on 07/01/2014 10:50:54 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: TurboZamboni

Well it doesn’t help when half the school district is Somali and Amish. I wonder how St. Paul compares.


3 posted on 07/01/2014 11:38:22 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: bjorn14

Spending that is.


4 posted on 07/01/2014 11:39:25 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: VanShuyten

New Mpls. Billboard on Education Spending Sparks Controversy

The state average is $13,000 with an 80 percent graduation rate.

The school district has a message of its’ own, “touting the problem without offering solutions is not helpful.”

Dr. Gary Amoroso helps the 330 districts in the state tackle the achievement gap. “It’s very easy to take shots at organizations or individuals, it’s more challenging at times to say let’s sit down, let’s work together.”
http://kstp.com/news/stories/S3491494.shtml

Wanna bet any soulution from the good doctor included mo’ money?


5 posted on 07/02/2014 4:22:07 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: bjorn14
Minneapolis’ poor graduation rate stands in stark contrast to neighboring St. Paul’s 73% rate, the state of Minnesota’s 80% rate, and the nation’s 80% rate. Though a 54% graduation rate represents an improvement for Minneapolis, many local news outlets have pointed out that the improvement may very well be due to the lowering of graduation standards that took place in last year’s legislative session.
6 posted on 07/02/2014 4:28:25 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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