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Advocating for Racial Equity in Minnesota Classrooms

Learn more about MNEEP and its work to empower students to reach their full academic potential in this present moment.

Carlos Mariani Rosa, executive director of Minnesota Education Equity Partnership (MNEEP), speaks about shaping policies for Minnesota schools and universities to achieve educational excellence for all students.

“With the social uprising triggered by George Floyd’s killing and the simultaneous public health emergency caused by COVID-19, I believe we are in a special moment right now,” Carlos says. “This moment provides an opportunity to have an honest and broader conversation about race and racism between and among communities of color, Indigenous communities and our predominantly white professional educator work force. Working together we can affirm that the safety for these communities means that the dignity and sense of self-worth of their children is at the guiding center of the work of all educators.”

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