MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Today Daniel Sellers, executive director of MinnCAN: The Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now, released the following statement in response to Gov. Dayton's threat to veto the Legislature's education package:
“While imperfect, the bipartisan bill that has now passed both the House and Senate floors is an important step in the right direction and will usher in critical investments and policy changes for Minnesota children. At MinnCAN, we’re particularly encouraged by the bipartisan cooperation to increase the basic funding formula for our schools, expand high-quality, all-day early learning opportunities for low-income children and improve the licensure process for experienced out-of-state teachers.
“Minnesota policymakers and education advocates across the state have been working around the clock to arrive at this compromise, which includes both targeted investments and commonsense policy changes. We hope Gov. Dayton will sign the education bill into law, and we’ll look forward to working with him and all of our policymakers again in 2016 to make our schools even stronger for every Minnesota child.”
For more information or interviews with Daniel Sellers, contact MinnCAN Public Affairs Manager Ariana Kiener: 612-666-3066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About MinnCAN: Launched in 2011, MinnCAN: The Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now is an education advocacy nonprofit. MinnCAN is a movement of nearly 12,000 Minnesotans–and growing–dedicated to creating the political will to enact smart public policies to ensure that every Minnesota child has access to a great public school. Learn more at www.minncan.org.