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Elections 2022

November 8, 2022 is Election Day. Please take the time to research the candidates on your ballot and make a plan to vote.

www.vote411.org is a non-partisan resource from the League of Women Voters that provides a one-stop shop to learn who is on your ballot;  how, when and where to vote; and the qualifications and positions of candidates.

Here are some questions to consider as you review the candidates on your ballot:

  • What is the candidate’s plan for funding public schools? Does the candidate believe current funding levels for public education are adequate or inadequate? 
  • What is the candidate’s position on funding the special education and English Learner cross subsidy?
  • What does the candidate think is the biggest challenge facing our public schools? What is the candidate’s plan to address that challenge?
  • What specific actions will the candidate take to increase the role of parents in decision making and promote parental involvement in schools?
  • What is the candidate’s understanding of Minnesota’s student achievement gap and what measures do they propose to eliminate the gap?
  • What will the candidate do to help attract and retain highly qualified teachers for our schools?
  • What will the candidate do to help diversify our teacher workforce?
  • Does the candidate believe that art and music are part of a quality education, and if so, what do they plan to do to make sure these programs remain in our schools?
  • What is the candidate’s view on voucher programs that allow parents to use public funds to send their children to private schools?
  • What will the candidate do to ensure that students graduate with the knowledge and skills they need to be college and career ready?
  • What would the candidate do to ensure that afterschool programs and other activities remain in place for students?
  • Is the candidate a current or former PTA member?

(Thanks to Delaware PTA and Missouri PTA for the question themes.)