FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 2017
Statement from Partnership for Educational Justice on the Granting of Plaintiffs’ Petition for Review in Forslund v. Minnesota by the Minnesota Supreme Court
In response to an appeal from Minnesota parents, the Minnesota Supreme Court today agreed to hear arguments in Forslund v. Minnesota. First filed in April 2016, the lawsuit challenges state laws that protect the jobs of chronically ineffective teachers at the expense of Minnesota students’ right to a quality education.
Partnership for Educational Justice Executive Director Alissa Bernstein released the following statement:
“The issues at hand in Forslund v. Minnesota are important for every public school family in Minnesota, and every Minnesotan who cares about a quality education for kids. When students’ rights are violated, we count on the courts to protect our children. We are gratified that the Minnesota Supreme Court recognizes the importance of this case and is engaging in the issues raised by the Forslund plaintiffs.”
– Alissa Bernstein, Executive Director, Partnership for Educational Justice