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The Legal System’s Role in Education Policy
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
Category: TCDIP Events

In 1993, the Minnesota Supreme Court held in Skeen v. State that Minnesota students had the fundamental right to receive an “adequate” education. Dissenting in Skeen, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page (ret.) noted the lack of equal opportunities for all Minnesota children, citing Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case. Twenty-eight years later, while Minnesota is a national leader in education on some dimensions, the state’s efforts have not translated into better outcomes for students of color, Indigenous students, and those from low- or moderate-income families.

With the introduction of the Page Amendment, the proposal to make a quality public education a fundamental right for all children in Minnesota, the conversation includes the legal system’s role in education policy.

The  Wanton Injustice Legal Detail (WILD) and Twin Cities Diversity in Practice (TCDIP) invite you to join us in a deep dive into the landmark Skeen v. State case and its long-standing implications for public education in Minnesota. WILD is an affiliate non-profit of TCDIP focused on eliminating anti-Black racism and all forms of racism in Minnesota.

We will talk with Justice Page (ret.) and former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson, who argued for an intervenor school district in the Skeen case, about their reflections nearly three decades later and how we can use the law and a constitutional amendment to help move Minnesota’s public school system forward.

Application in progress for 1 Standard CLE Credit in Minnesota.

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