- Posted October 22, 2013 by
Minneapolis Mayoral Race: Educator left out of education debate
Dr. Edmund Bruyere, who holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Loyola University Chicago as well as a Master’s in Special Education, and is employed as a teacher, was not allowed to speak at the “Education and the Opportunity Gap” debate at the Mill City Museum with other Minneapolis Mayoral candidates on September 18, 2013. He is also a graduate of the Minneapolis Public School System.
When he showed up to the debate, he was told only “certain candidates” were invited. When questioned about selecting only “certain candidates” above a candidate who is an educator, he was told, “Sorry. That’s just the way it is.”
“There are two problems with this ‘selection process,’” said Dr. Bruyere. “First, these groups decided who voters would hear from and who will be silenced. The voters should be allowed to hear from all candidates and make their own choice. Second, if you are going to have a ‘serious’ debate about education, you should invite an educator who has the expertise and research background to bring forward real solutions.”
Dr. Bruyere is also a US Army disabled veteran.
For more information about Dr. Bruyere go to www.bruyereformplsmayor.com.
Information provided by Bruyere for Minneapolis Mayor Campaign.