Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Forum On Educational Equity and Excellence
Sep 15, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MINNEAPOLIS MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM ON EDUCATIONAL EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE
In the hotly contested race for mayor of Minneapolis—where opportunity gaps are among the worst in the nation—voters have yet to hear much from the candidates about how they plan to advocate for education, if elected. To change this, a coalition of local organizations will host a forum on Sept. 28, free and open to the general public, to provide Minneapolis families and voters a unique opportunity to hear directly from leading mayoral candidates on issues related to education. Candidates will have to articulate their priorities and plans to serve the city’s children and families.
The following candidates are confirmed to participate in the forum:
- Raymond Dehn
- Jacob Frey
- Betsy Hodges
- Nekima Levy-Pounds
The event is expected to draw over 250 attendees who either live or work in Minneapolis, with a stake in the success of Minneapolis students.
The event is co-sponsored by a diverse coalition, including: The African American Leadership Forum, Children’s Defense Fund – Minnesota, Coalition of Asian American Leaders, Common Cause Minnesota, EdAllies, Educators 4 Excellence – Minnesota, Graves Foundation, Hiawatha Academies, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, Minnesota Youth Council, Northside Achievement Zone, Prodeo Academy, SFER-MN, and Teach For America – Twin Cities.
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
North Community High School Auditorium
1500 James Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
About EdAllies: EdAllies partners with schools, families, and communities to ensure that every young Minnesotan has access to a rigorous and engaging education. We advance policies that put underserved students first, remove barriers facing successful schools and programs, and foster an inclusive conversation about what’s possible for students.