EdAllies Legislative Scorecard
February 22, 2019
Educational Excellence & Equity at the Capitol 2017–2018
At EdAllies, we work to ensure that every young Minnesotan has access to a rigorous and engaging education—work we simply cannot do without empowered, informed advocates. Yet, too often, Minnesota’s confusing policymaking process makes it hard to understand what’s happening with education policy change at the Capitol. Given our state’s urgent need to address opportunity and achievement gaps, this is unacceptable. To accomplish more for Minnesota students, we need greater transparency around policy progress and setbacks.
We made this legislative scorecard to help you understand education efforts over the last two years, also known as the legislative biennium. On the following issues, we recap key policies that legislators introduced, our position, and, when possible, the votes:
- Diverse & Effective Educators
- School Discipline
- Data & Transparency
- Welcoming & Accessible Schools
- Parent Choice
Please note that this scorecard is not a voter guide. While we hope this scorecard will help you understand more about the legislative process in order to become a stronger advocate, it only tells part of the story when it comes to electing individual legislators. When judging the qualifications of any candidate or incumbent, voters should consider matters such as performance on committees, constituent services, and positions on all matters in addition to those in the scorecard.