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Opinion: Achievement gaps, early education, and Minnesota’s changing demographics


January 6, 2013
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Jill Thompson
Twin Cities Daily Planet, Minneapolis, MN

Since 2006, the achievement gap has increased by 10 percentage points in high school math between white and Hispanic students and between white and black students on the annual state test. Even if our state demographics were to remain static over the next 30 years, these statistics would be devastating for non-white students.