Minnesota teacher wants requirement for lawmakers to spend time in classrooms

(Fargo, ND) -- A teacher in southwest Minnesota is asking state lawmakers who oversee education to come into the classroom and see the challenges facing students and educators.  

Megan Griep teaches high school English in Fulda, which is located near the Iowa and South Dakota borders in Murray County.  

Griep sent a letter to state lawmakers recently floating an idea for a bill that would require education committee members to physically spend time in classrooms in a variety of schools and settings.  

She feels the time spent would better inform policy and funding decisions at the state level.  

She's received very little feedback from lawmakers, but she says she's going to be paying attention during the next session of the legislature to see if the idea gains any traction.