EdWatch Session Wrap-up dinner -- May 26th
The 2005 Minnesota legislative session will be constitutionally over on Monday, May 23rd. EdWatch invites you to an EdWatch Legislative Wrap-up for active supporters and guests to find out what happened in education in St. Paul this year.
Make your dinner reservation today!
If the 2005 legislative business is not completed on May 23rd, the Governor will call legislators back into a 2005 Special Session at some undetermined time. The EdWatch Legislative Wrap-up will take place on May 26th regardless of a Special Session. In the event of a Special Session, EdWatch will report what education laws already passed, and what legislation or conference committee reports are still pending.
EdWatch will brief our supporters about the progress of your concerns before Minnesota families head into their summer schedules. What legislators should be thanked? What legislators should be criticized? There will be time for questions. There will be plenty of answers.
Where: Green Mill - Plymouth
2705 Annapolis Lane North
When: Thursday, May 26th
5:30 Social hour
Cost: $19.50 Dinner and program
$ 5.00 Program only
For reservations, contact: EdWatch
Directions: Located on the south east corner of the intersection at Hwy 494 at Hwy 55 in Plymouth, MN - Just west of the Twin Cities. Click here for map.
Exit Hwy 55 at the Stop Light at Xenium Lane one block east of Hwy 494 at Hwy 55. Take that 1/2 block south to 24th Avenue west. Take a Right Turn North on Annapolis Lane. We are located half block north on Annapolis Lane
The program will include:
Come to visit. Bring a friend. Call today. 952-361-4931
- What happened with efforts to set up a Nanny State in Minnesota? Did the wealthy foundations and corporations have their way with legislators? Is there now an unelected group set up to establish, oversee and report on a new system? Has the state set up an official diversity-based de facto curriculum for all kids in the state, from birth on? Will all children will tested according to this curriculum beginning as early as three? Will child care centers and early learning programs -- public, private, and religious -- be rated by the state based on this diversity-based curriculum? Will Minnesota toddlers now be universally screened for mental health?
- Were parents and students extended privacy protection from invasive personal surveys in schools?
- Will very young children be assigned a child ID for data collection by the state for federal tracking?
- Was the controversial International Baccalaureate expanded in Minnesota?
- Were families provided protection from coercion by schools to put their children on potent medications?
- Did the American Heritage Act make it into the final conference report?
- What is the status of pending legislation in Congress?
DVD and VHS of last month's luncheon presentation at the Capitol with Dr. Karen Effrem:
'The Minnesota Early Learning System:
How a Political Agenda is Being Forced on Our Families & Children'
Call the EdWatch office to order your copy! (952-361-4931)
Use a DVD or VHS to update people who should be informed.
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