Skip to comments.Billboard Calls Out Minneapolis Public Schools
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 districts high per-pupil spending and low graduation rate. It reads: MINNEAPOLIS SPENDS $21,000 PER STUDENT. BARELY HALF GRADUATE. NOT COOL.
Better Eds previous billboard message (which had been up since December 2013) also highlighted the districts 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 countrya 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. Pauls 73% rate, the state of Minnesotas 80% rate, and the nations 80% rate.
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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.
Well it doesn’t help when half the school district is Somali and Amish. I wonder how St. Paul compares.
Spending that is.
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.”
Wanna bet any soulution from the good doctor included mo’ money?