Legislation that would change how public education quality is addressed has been reintroduced at the state Capitol. The bill, also known as The Page Amendment, would change Minnesota’s constitution to state that children have a fundamental right to quality education. Officials in the House Committee on Education Policy are sponsoring policy that would bring that proposed change to the 2022 general election ballot. To amend the state constitution, both the House and Senate would have to approve it by a simple majority before it is ratified by voters in an election. The issue, put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic, would allow families to address their issues with the quality of public education in court. Despite some support, the ballot bill has no scheduled committee hearings and no companion in the Senate.
Page Amendment Reintroduced At State Capitol
By Ashley Hanley|2021-02-16T06:28:10-06:00February 16th, 2021|
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Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!