Republican State Representative Ron Kresha of Little Falls expressed his concerns about the state’s accountability measures to ensure that Minnesota students receive a quality education this year amid COVID-19…

“It’s becoming painstakingly clear that we’re asking our schools to do too much in too many different ways.”

Kresha says there’s too little focus on student achievement, but Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker says…

“Our academic standards still exist and we have a responsibility to teach to them and measure our students’ learning.”

Kresha says there’s *not* been enough emphasis on student achievement and there’s too much uncertainty coming from MDE and Governor Walz.