New Ethnic Studies Requirement Seeks to Turn Minneapolis Students into ‘Agents of Change’

The Minneapolis Board of Education hopes its new ethnic studies requirement will help students develop “skills to become agents of change” and create a learning environment “that leads to action.”

Starting with the class of 2025, all Minneapolis students “must earn a passing grade in an ethnic studies course,” according to a resolution passed by the school board earlier this month.

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Single-Payer Advocate Keith Ellison Stopped Paying for Ex-Wife’s Insurance Against Court Orders

Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D-MN-05) newly released divorce files show that he dropped his ex-wife from his health insurance coverage against court orders. Before resigning from Congress to run for Minnesota attorney general, Ellison was a loyal advocate for single-payer health care plans, and was even the lead House sponsor of…

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Ellison Said it Was ‘Humiliating’ to Admit He is Abuse Victim, Says Ex-Wife Shouldn’t Be Believed

by Luke Rosiak   Keith Ellison, the Democratic National Committee’s deputy chair, said in divorce papers that claims by his ex-wife should not be believed and said that he is a “domestic abuse victim.” The records were unsealed Wednesday despite efforts by Ellison’s ex-wife, Kim Ellison, to block their release.…

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Ellison Petition Denied, Divorce Records Will Be Released Today

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-05) and his ex-wife petitioned Minnesota’s Court of Appeals to block the release of their divorce records, but the motion was denied Tuesday afternoon. On Friday, Hennepin County Family Court Referee Jason Hutchinson wrote in an order that the files would be unsealed for the public on…

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DNC’s 2016 Infighting Now Coming Back to Bite Ellison

Republican Doug Wardlow is now attacking Democratic opponent Keith Ellison over a tax-evasion scandal dating back to the mid-90’s and early 2000’s. But in a twist of fate, Ellison’s tax troubles were most recently brought to light by President Barack Obama’s allies who sought to prevent Ellison from taking the…

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