Education and Workforce

Education and Workforce

OUR GOALS
Minnesota boasts higher education achievement than most other states, as evidenced by high scores on standardized tests. This is cause for celebration and a point of pride. However, not all of our students experience this kind of academic success. Data show that we have a persistent achievement gap for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Minnesota’s future economic success depends on ensuring ALL Minnesota students graduate prepared for work and ready to succeed. The Minnesota Chamber supports evidence-based reforms that will improve student outcomes and close Minnesota’s achievement gap, and ensure all students are college and career ready.

OUR 2017 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES FOR EDUCATION

  • Increase access to Early Childhood Education Scholarships that serve families in need over an expensive, universal prekindergarten mandate.
  • Ensure all students meet key benchmarks by requiring strong academic standards and accountability.
  • Promote choice and innovation.
  • Ensure best teachers and leaders in schools.

For more information, review our 2017 Education Policy and Postsecondary Education and Workforce Development.