Education Minnesota President Denise Specht supports Governor Tim Walz’s $212 million plan to prioritize mental health and the well-being of the state’s students in his Minnesota student and family funding proposal. Specht says…

“The one thing that I’m hearing all over the state is the need for mental health supports, you know we needed mental health support professionals even before the pandemic.”

Specht says the lack of mental health resources for children has always been a problem but now it’s a crisis.