Meet Michael, professor of Chicano Studies, former Dean of Liberal Arts, and racial equity policy expert.
This spring he reviewed the MPS Comprehensive District Design and offered his analysis. He opposed the CDD for the following reasons:
lack of clarity around how it will be funded;
disruption to thousands of BIPOC students and families; and
Kim Ellison as Board Chair pushed it through in violation of District policy requiring an equity audit to determine whether the plan meets its goals.
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Priorities for MPS:
Support students and families in crisis.
Create a transparent and accurate MPS budget.
Understand why families leave and bring them back.
MEET MICHAEL! Upcoming events:
North Market: Sun, October 18, 10am-noon
Kingfield Farmer's Market: Sat, October 24, 10am-noon
Somali Mall: Sun, October 25, 10am-noon
Mpls Farmer's Market: Sat, October 31, 10am-noon
Northside Cub: Sun, November 1, 10am-noon
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Coffee Hour with Michael Dueñes
Learn more about the importance of immersion language learning in this discussion with bilingual education expert Dr. Blanca Caldas.
Experience that matters:
Lifelong education activist
Construction experience, including union membership
Expertise in Ethnic Studies
Started and served in university equity & diversity offices
Led programs eliminating & reducing achievement gaps
Worked with high school students to be the first in their family to go to college
First to discover that Minnesota's criminal justice racial disparity was worst in the nation.
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