Betsy Hodges releases schools platform
Posted: 9/6/13 - Minneapolis Downtown Journal
Mayoral candidate Betsy Hodges has released her plan of attack to tackle the achievement gap in Minneapolis schools — an issue that has dominated debates and discussions on the campaign trail this year.
Hodges' plan, "Ready, Willing and Able: Putting Children Front and Center in Education," highlights several startling statistics: barely half of Minneapolis students graduate in four years; black and Hispanic students graduate at a rate of 36.8 percent; American Indian students have a 25 percent high school graduation rate; and 69.8 percent of white students are graduating, compared to the state average of 89.3 percent.
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