For Immediate Release
May 5, 2021
Contact: Samantha Hanson
ICYMI: Current and Former Teachers Show Support for Page Amendment on National Teacher Day
ST. PAUL, MINN. – Yesterday, current and former teachers in Minnesota showed their support for the Page Amendment on National Teachers Day. National Teacher Day is a holiday to appreciate and celebrate the contributions of teachers.
See statements from current and former teachers and Page Amendment Partners.
“Every year, Black, Indigenous and People of Color and low-income students in Minnesota are being left behind, falling behind in reading and math. Every year we allow this to happen is like saying that the inequities are okay and that the education disparities that contribute to these gaps are okay. The Page Amendment will create more equity in the public school system and we must pass it now. We cannot let another year, another day, go by.” Tiffini Flynn Forslund, special education teacher at Friendship Academy of the Arts
“Minnesota is facing worst-in-the-nation education gaps, gaps I cannot close on my own. I can only do so much for my students. Systemic change is necessary so that all Minnesota children are reaching their highest potentials.” Odelis Anderson, middle school teacher in the Twin Cities
“One of the reasons Justice Alan Page and I are working with communities across Minnesota to make the Page amendment a reality is to make our teachers’ jobs easier. Our teachers and their colleagues give so much of themselves to our children and strive to do their very best, but our system is working against them.” Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve
Our Children MN is an organization working to inform Minnesotans of the state’s education gaps and to build support to pass the Page Amendment. Learn more about the Page Amendment at https://ourchildrenmn.com/.