Achievements in Education
Education is an issue near and dear to my heart. I felt so strongly about it that I became the Director of the Downtown Fair School PTO. This school was set up by the State Legislature to find solutions to improve the achievement gap of minority students in Minnesota. I pioneered ground breaking new polices and initiatives while working closely with Superintendent Dr. Dan Jett. We achieved fantastic results. In 2010 the Fair School, where 77% of the students were minorities, we graduated 92% of the students on time.
I plan to take these results to the State Capitol and author legislation that will help increase the graduation rates of ALL our students in Minnesota schools.