What's the Most Important Issue to Minnesotans?
What do you think is the most important issue to Minnesotans today? I recently attended a meeting where the Morris Leatherman Company presented polling data from Minnesotans on everything from political job approval ratings to important issues in our state. The Morris Leatherman Company is a Minneapolis based research firm that conducts market and opinion research and are considered a leader in providing polling accuracy.
You might be thinking of important issues like health care, state spending and taxes, transportation, the environment, economic development and jobs, or crime and public safety. You would be close if you picked any of those, however you would not be correct. In the most recent polling done, Minnesotans identified education as the most important state issue for the third year in a row.
The polls indicating that education is the most important issue to Minnesotans further validates the importance of what we do in Princeton Public Schools. Our work makes a difference in the lives of our children, our families, our community, our state, our nation, and our world. Nelson Mandela is quoted as saying “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.
For our 500 team members in Princeton Public Schools it is humbling, and at the same time, rewarding, to be involved in such important work. In addition to our team, we rely on all community members for partnerships and support. We are all owners of our public schools and all have “skin in the game”. Join us in working together to ensure our schools rank among the top in the state. The development of our students will promote the general well being of our society. Knowledgeable and informed people are better equipped for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, thereby strengthening our community and impacting our nation as a whole.