State Leader Calls on Parents to Get Involved with Child's Education

By KBJR News 1

July 24, 2013 Updated Jul 24, 2013 at 9:35 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Even though school is out for the summer, A Minnesota lawmaker is working with parents to get more involved in their children's education.

A group called Big View brings people from various social classes together with local and state leaders to address social issues within the Duluth School District.

On Wednesday, Minnesota DFL State Representative Rena Moran and parents touched on the achievement gap among students of different social classes.

Julia Freeman, a Senior Organizer for Racial Justice also spoke at the forum about social equity in the public schools.

"We have to work to ensure that our kids are getting what they need early from pre–school to college...so equipping parents with the tools to do that," said Rep. Moran.

Other community leaders who spoke at the forum included Roxanna Foster and Julia Freeman. Both are known for their work as community activists on social issues.

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