Minnesotans for Better Education, Standards and Testing

Minnbest is a non-partisan, broad based coalition of parents, educators and school advocacy groups who believe excellent public education is a foundation of democracy in America.

8/28/2004

The Call to Action is Here!

A new group of people who are passionate and dedicated to improving public education in Minnesota is forming.

In 2004, members of this group, MinnBEST members, partner organizations, and others created a reasonable set of Social Studies standards that were passed in a multi-partsan vote by the Minnesota Legislature and signed by our Republican Governor. This coalition also helped convince the Senate not to confirm the divisive, ideological and unqualified Education Commissioner, Cheri Pierson Yecke.

The new organization is called CLASS - Citizens for Learning, Achievement, and Successful Schools. This group is working on legislation to fund greatly reduced class
sizes in Minnesota public schools.

The first action that you can take to help this organization is to sign their online petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/classize Please take a few moments (it will take you 2 minutes, tops) and sign the petition.

They are hoping to deliver 10,000 signatures to the legislative leadership in January so they need your help!!

If you are interested in becoming more involved with the group, please them know by responding to this address MNCLASS@hotmail.com.

Thanks,
Minnesotans for Better Education, Standards and Testing
www.MinnBEST.org
MinnBEST@hotmail.com