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Conference & FedEd Promotion

June 14, 2003

Watch for the Maple River Education Coalition Annual Fall Conference

Put us on your calendar. Watch for details.
October 10th and 11th
Minneapolis
"A Nation at Risk"

Speakers to include Michael S. Coffman, Ph.D, author ("Saviors of the Earth"), nationally recognized speaker, and authority on environmental and educational issues.

Congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado, former member of the House Education and Workforce Committee (unconfirmed, but likely).

When Senator Steve Kelley refused to include the Declaration of Independence as a required foundation of Minnesota's new academic standards, when he stated on the floor of the Senate that the Declaration of Independence had "no legal standing," he was reflecting the new education philosophy.

We will tackle the worldview of the education system, the direction that the massive education restructuring is taking our country -- the shift to careers training, the undermining of truth and patriotism. How does this worldview impact our state, our communities, our schools and our nation?

Important Promotional Offer

Maple River Education Coalition is announcing an incredible promotional offer for the book "Fed Ed: The New Federal Curriculum and How It's Enforced." With our latest printing, we are making Fed Ed available to purchase by the case (72 books) for a rock bottom price of $100 (includes shipping!). It's hard to imagine a better opportunity to get the message of this book out to those who need to hear it.

Minnesota has taken only the first (very important) step in establishing genuine academic standards. Much work remains, including -- creation of social studies standards, creation of science standards, creation of all of the tests (the tests are the most important, since the tests drive the curriculum), and teacher licensing requirements. In addition, the districts will determine much of the curriculum. Parents have to be equipped to recognize what the federal curriculum is in the textbooks and in the district expectations.

We've heard from people all over the country that "Fed Ed" is a book that belongs in the hands of every elected official - in Congress, in state legislatures and in school boards. It belongs in the hands of policy makers, columnists, talk show hosts and parents. It is a book that has the potential to make a difference.

We also want to announce our newest publication, "Inside the New Federal Curriculum."

This 31 page booklet reviews "We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution" civics curriculum, the popular textbook being aggressively promoted as a "traditional" civics text.

"We the People" is published by the Center for Civic Education and it is based upon the National Standards for Civics and Government. The essay quotes directly from this civics text which is being used in public, private and home schools.

Also included is an insightful question and answer dialogue which explains the basics about how this system is being put into place and how it enforced.

Our mission at the Maple River Education Coalition is to equip people with knowledge. "Fed Ed" and "Inside Fed Ed" are powerful for doing just that. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to equip yourself and others with important information.

"Inside the New Federal Curriculum" is also available to order at low bulk rates

Visit our shopping cart at: www.edwatch.org/shopping_cart.htm Or call us to order at 651-646-0646.

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