“Whether we close the educational achievement gap for children from low-income families and communities of color will largely determine whether Minnesota continues to outperform the nation economically.”
— Growth & Justice President Dane Smith, writing on his organization’s Web site about the need to adopt what he considers three bipartisan policies to improve access to higher education.
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About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.