Kendall Qualls Calls for New Leadership to Fix Minnesota’s Education System
MINNEAPOLIS – This morning, 17 days since union leaders went on strike, the Minneapolis teachers’ union and district leaders came to a tentative agreement. Republican gubernatorial candidate Kendall Qualls issued the following statement calling for school choice and new leadership to address the systemic problems in our education system.
“After two years of disrupted learning, parents and students expect more from educators and those in leadership positions yet they continue to be disappointed. Governor Walz is a former gym teacher, but has shown where his loyalty lies after refusing to stand up and demand better from a union that has long left students behind. There is no doubt that the time is now for new leadership to take center stage because our families and kids deserve better.
As I travel the state, I continue to hear from parents frustrated by an education system that they feel doesn’t represent the foundational needs of kids. I’m running for Governor to offer parents a new approach to how Minnesota handles education. Rather than continue to have taxpayers fund districts that provide inadequate educational opportunities, my administration will ensure that the money follows students through expanded school choice.”