A modest proposal: Education as an equalizer

Rep. Ron Kresha (R-Little Falls) in the Minnesota House of Representatives

All children have a fundamental right to a quality public education that fully prepares them with the skills necessary for participation in the economy, our democracy and society.

But only 55% of our third-graders can read at grade level, continuing a downward trend since at least 2015. Nor is it very promising when only 45% of our high school juniors are proficient in math, yet we graduate 83% of our high school seniors.

Many of our children are failing, thus almost ensuring a lifelong path of poverty, underachievement, and bouts with the criminal justice system.

Now is the time for bold reform.

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About Radnor Reports

Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Known as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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