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May 12, 2003
The Senate and the House are now deliberating between the House and the Senate version of the Profile of Learning replacement. The Senate bill "modifies" ( that is, re-inserts) the existing Profile. The House bill repeals it.
Advocates for the Profile are cranking up the heat. Profile advocates are primarily those who have a financial stake in its continuation. They may not have grassroots, citizen support, but they command a huge network of the "education cartel," those who believe they should decide what's best for our children.
Below are contacts you can make right now! The legislators have been appointed to the Conference Committee. Only ten legislators will make this momentous decision. Profile advocates are lobbying the legislators that only "reasonable decision" is to merge the two philosophies.
If we want to repeal the Profile, we cannot merge the two approaches to education. (See "Kersten Reviews MN Senate Standards")
The first meeting of the conference committee was to be at 5:00 p.m today, but it was cancelled due to scheduling problems.
Please Act Now! Call the Governor, the Speaker of the House, and the House and Senate Conferees. They play a central role in what conferees will accept.
Governor: Ask the Governor to tell the legislature that he will not accept a Profile Clone. Combining the Senate Standards with the House repeal is not a repeal!
Speaker: Tell Speaker Sviggum that to accept a "blending" of Kelley's bill with the House repeal that would not be a repeal of the Profile!
(651) 296-3391 (800) 657-3717 firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaker Sviggum 651-296-2273 email@example.com
House Conferees: Tell them that to accept a "blending" of Kelley's bill with the House repeal that would not be a repeal of the Profile!
Senate Conferees: Tell them their repeal is not a real repeal of the Profile. They need to accept the House repeal! They cannot "blend" the Kelley standards with the House Repeal.
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