For YEARS Minnesota has had the worst achievement gap in the nation for children of color. The staggering numbers of Minnesota children of every color who cannot meet the standards for proficiency in reading and math is shameful and appalling.
Education spending accounts for nearly 40% of general fund appropriations, leading all categories of spending in the state budget. In 2018/19, the state will spend nearly $18.8 billion on schools, programs, and state education related agencies.
There is little evidence to show that more money, whether from state or national taxpayers, improves student achievement in schools.