Don't Close North High - Stop the Privatization of Public Education
The Minneapolis School Board has already closed down more schools in North Minneapolis than any other neighborhood, including five elementary and middle schools since 2007. It now seems clear the Board will replace North High with a privately managed charter school, “Minneapolis College Prep,” which is set to open in North Minneapolis next fall. This will all but eliminate public education in North Minneapolis, but studies show privately managed charters are increasing segregation while failing to improve education in Minnesota. Therefore we, the undersigned, call on the Minneapolis Board of Education, in partnership with parents, teachers, and students, to develop an aggressive, fully-funded plan to boost enrollment at North High and reverse the decision to open the MCP charter school.