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Why Diana Ortiz signed the petition for full funding

What is going on at the Legislature and what can you do about it?

Have you heard what education funding proposals are being debated at the Legislature right now? Diana Ortiz shares why you should pay attention, get involved and take action to make sure we have the funding our schools and our students need!

What can you do today?

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Sign our petition to fully fund schools in Minnesota

Tell lawmakers to fully fund our schools!

No matter what we look like or where we come from, most of us want the best for our children. We want them to learn in safe environments from educators who have the time and resources they need. We want them to get a well-rounded education that prepares them for success after high school. And we want our children, the leaders of tomorrow, to gain the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the 21st century.

Unfortunately, the wealthiest few and the lawmakers who do their bidding have used budget deficits to make that more difficult by exacerbating inequities in our schools. In 2010, they cut or delayed state education aid instead of addressing the real issue – decades of chronic underfunding. Minnesota still hasn’t recovered from these past actions. The state’s share of funding schools hasn’t kept pace with inflation—it’s now 11.8 percent less than it was in 2003 in real dollars.

Sign our petition letting lawmakers know you support fully funded public schools below.

Petition language

No matter what we look like or where we live, most of us want similar things for our children. We want them to grow up safe, supported and loved. We want them to attend welcoming schools that prepare them for success after high school.  
Unfortunately, the wealthiest few and the lawmakers who do their bidding have used budget deficits to make that more difficult by exacerbating inequities in our schools. In 2010, they cut or delayed state education aid instead of addressing the real issue – decades of chronic underfunding.
Minnesota still hasn’t recovered from these past actions. The state’s share of funding schools hasn’t kept pace with inflation—it’s now 11.8 percent less than it was in 2003 in real dollars.
We can’t let that happen again or it will mean real consequences for our schools. Larger class sizes. Fewer counselors, social workers and education support professionals to work one-on-one with students. And an even more devastating teacher shortage, making it even more difficult to recruit and retain teachers of color and those working in Greater Minnesota.
Minnesota can do better.
Sign our petition to call on Gov. Tim Walz and state legislators stave off cuts to school funding, address the disruptions to education caused by COVID-19 and start making strategic investments to fully funding welcoming schools that work for everyone!

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No matter what we look like or where we live, most of us want similar things for our children. We want them to grow up safe, supported and loved. We want them to attend welcoming schools that prepare them for success after high school.
Unfortunately, the wealthiest few and the lawmakers who do their bidding have used budget deficits to make that more difficult by exacerbating inequities in our schools. In 2010, they cut or delayed state education aid instead of addressing the real issue – decades of chronic underfunding. Sign our petition to support fully funded public schools below or click here.
Sign our petition to support fully funded public schools below or click here.

Petition language

No matter what we look like or where we live, most of us want similar things for our children. We want them to grow up safe, supported and loved. We want them to attend welcoming schools that prepare them for success after high school.  
Unfortunately, the wealthiest few and the lawmakers who do their bidding have used budget deficits to make that more difficult by exacerbating inequities in our schools. In 2010, they cut or delayed state education aid instead of addressing the real issue – decades of chronic underfunding.
Minnesota still hasn’t recovered from these past actions. The state’s share of funding schools hasn’t kept pace with inflation—it’s now 11.8 percent less than it was in 2003 in real dollars.
We can’t let that happen again or it will mean real consequences for our schools. Larger class sizes. Fewer counselors, social workers and education support professionals to work one-on-one with students. And an even more devastating teacher shortage, making it even more difficult to recruit and retain teachers of color and those working in Greater Minnesota.
Minnesota can do better.
Sign our petition to call on Gov. Tim Walz and state legislators stave off cuts to school funding, address the disruptions to education caused by COVID-19 and start making strategic investments to fully funding welcoming schools that work for everyone!
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