EdWatch In Action

2002: EdWatch in ACTION

  • Developed and expanded our website, changing the name to EdWatch.org for easier access. Our hits have surged to 60,000 hits in the month of October alone. People are reading and using our material!
  • Presented at ten different national conferences and public policy briefings on national education issues, including one conFerence in September which we sponsored. These events had many people present who are in a position to make a difference.
  • Met with the Assistant Secretary of Education, and the Deputy Secretary of the Office of Special Education in Washington DC on legislation relating to the overuse of medication to control students in schools.
  • Met with Congressional staffers from the House Education Committee to discuss issues related to pending special ed legislation.
  • Published the book, Fed Ed, and are well on our way to getting distributed across the country.
  • Produced the video, Guinea Pig Kids, which is also well on its way to being distributed across the country.
  • Put out regular email updates that are routinely posted on various websites around the country.
  • Been featured in a number of national and state publications.
  • Provided analyses and critiques of the No Child Left Behind legislation nationally.
  • Provided written testimony to a Congressional Committee opposing the Workforce Investment Act.
  • Provided written testimony to a Congressional Committee regarding over-medication of children in schools.
  • Provided testimony to state legislative committee hearings on the establishment of a state planned economy and workforce system.
  • Provided analyses and critiques of the Workforce Investment Act nationally and statewide.
  • Provided testimony to state legislative committee hearings on the establishment of a single Baby Ed system that would take over the family authority for parenting.
  • Made a presentation to the Governor's Workforce Development Council on the new planned economy and workforce system.
  • Attended the state Workforce Conference and presented a briefing to our organization on its content and implications.
  • Exhibited at Education Minnesota's Teacher Conference, handing out over 700 pieces of information and making connections with teachers.
  • Provided a state candidate questionnaire to all state candidates and posted the results on our website.
  • Provided a federal candidate questionnaire to all Minnesota federal candidates and posted the results on our website.
  • Prepared a proposal to replace the Profile of Learning, posted it on our website and distributed a summary at our September conference.
  • Provided an opposing point of view to Small Learning Communties featured in the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press and Minnesota Public Radio.
  • Made numerous state appearances and radio shows.

    With the election of a new U.S. Senator, Governor and legislators, we are poised to be a powerful presence at the Minnesota legislature.


    2004: EdWatch in Action
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    2001: EdWatch in Action

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