Latest Posts





Opportunity Scholarships Would Give More MN Families Access to Better Schools

As support for educational freedom continues to grow nationwide, it’s time for Minnesota to adopt new strategies that tackle education shortcomings.

Legislation introduced in both the House (HF 1894) and the Senate (SF 1872) would provide Minnesota students access to better schools and quality education. The Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit legislation is focused on one thing: helping students. There are too many students that cannot access the school that best serves their needs because of economic challenges. Opportunity scholarships would remove these financial barriers.

Funded by taxpayer donations made to qualifying non-profit organizations, these scholarships would help eligible families cover the tuition and fees at a participating nonpublic school of their choice. According to Opportunity For All Kids, over 20 states—including our neighbors Iowa, South Dakota and Wisconsin—are providing similar scholarships to thousands of families.

Governor Walz has pledged to plug gaps in education and address the discrepancies in academic achievement. But this vision is not possible until more Minnesota students have access to a quality education. Nearly two-thirds of Minnesotans have said they support opportunity scholarships, and it is time for our state to take this great step forward in creating more educational opportunities for our next generation of leaders.

Minnesota pioneered an educational model for the rest of the country to follow when it passed the nation’s first charter school law in 1991, but we can do more to better serve our students most in need of new opportunities.

Check out the short video below to see how tax-credit scholarships work.




Upcoming Events

  • 2019 Annual Dinner Featuring Candace Owens

    Location: Hilton Minneapolis 1001 South Marquette Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

    From Brexit to Blexit… Britain’s exit from the European Union has not been smooth sailing. Since the leave date has been pushed back to October, Nigel Farage is now running for a seat in the European Parliament. That election date is May 23 which has forced him to cancel all American speaking engagements, including our Annual Dinner. Center of the American Experiment is pleased to announce that Candace Owens, the founder of the Blexit movement and host of The Candace Owens Show, will now be presenting the keynote address at our 2019 Annual Dinner on May 18. We are excited…

    Register Now
  • The Diversity Delusion

    Location: Hilton Minneapolis 1001 South Marquette Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Please join Center of the American Experiment on Wednesday, April 24th at the Hilton Hotel for a lunch forum with Heather Mac Donald as she discusses her new book, The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.  Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal, and a New York Times bestselling author. She is a recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize. Mac Donald’s work at City Journal has covered a range of topics, including higher education, immigration, policing, homelessness and homeless advocacy, criminal-justice reform, and race…

    Register Now