Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Laws
University of Minnesota, Duluth, May 22, 1999
Mr. Coons is a Duluth native who graduated from UMD in 1950 and earned his law degree from Northwestern University in 1953. He is recognized as a national leader in the area of equalized funding in K-12 education. He is described as a distinguished scholar, lawyer and author. Mr. Coons has published numerous books addressing school choice and has served as a national consultant to leading education associations and institutions.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.