Achievement Gap Constitutional Amendment Discussion in Rochester
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and the current president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis will appear in Rochester this evening to promote a proposed amendment to Minnesota’s constitution.
Alan Page and Neel Kashkari are leading the push to amend the state’s constitution in an effort to address Minnesota’s achievement gap between white and minority students. The amendment states "All children have a fundamental right to a quality public education that fully prepares them."
The two leaders will be leading a discussion of the issue during a townhall style meeting at the 125 Live Community Center adjacent to the Rec Center on Elton Hills Drive from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The event, co-hosted by the Rochester Diversity Council, is free and open to the public.