Integration Reform Advances
Minnesota’s Achievement and Integration Law exists to ensure racial and economic integration in public schools and increase student achievement. The Minnesota Department of Education was recently authorized to write new state rules for integration based upon that law. Public testimony was taken on January 6 and 7 and more than 150 people attended. Administrative Law Judge Ann O’Reilly will now decide if the rules are constitutional, reasonable and sufficient to ensure equal educational opportunity to all students. Reporter Christopher Magan offers his view in the Pioneer Press: Minnesota School Integration Reform Advances Despite Opposition.