I strongly believe in fair and equitable funding for schools in greater MN. Some Metro schools get over $2000 per student more than those in District 17B. We have our work cut out for us keeping excellence in our education in the midst of cuts to school budgets. We all need to step up to the plate and come alongside our teachers by encouraging and supporting them. Simple steps such as volunteering our time and talents to help teach our children can go a long way in aiding our teachers and keeping our schools strong. As families and communities we must work together to ensure our children continue to achieve our high standard of education.