Educator respect and working conditions

Educators are Minnesota’s most valuable resource. It’s time we start treating them that way.

Educators are leaving the classroom at an alarming rate. Nine in 10 Minnesota schools say they are significantly affected by this staffing crisis.

Together, we can elect leaders who will work to reduce educator burnout and improve working conditions by:

  • Ensuring educators are safe at work mentally and physically.
  • Fully staffing mental and physical health teams by hiring more licensed school counselors, social workers, psychologists, nurses and other support professionals.
  • Reducing class sizes and/or improving educator-to-student ratios in public schools and reducing special education teacher caseloads so that our students can benefit from 1-on-1 support.
  • Increasing “prep time” for effective lessons for all teachers.
  • Providing dedicated due-process time for special education teachers to do requirement paperwork and hold meetings with families. Also: reduce the amount of required paperwork.

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