EDUCATION FOR A FREE NATION
105 Peavey Rd, Suite 116, Chaska, MN 55318
September 15, 2006
For Immediate Release
Friday, September 15,
EDWATCH OCTOBER EDUCATION CONFERENCE
education conference addressing what's dangerous about the International
Baccalaureate curriculum, why universal preschool is a bad idea, and how
mental health screening for all is being incorporated into education
outcomes will be held Friday evening, October 13th, and Saturday,
Saturday, October 14th until 4:00 p.m at the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel
in Bloomington, Minnesota.
International Baccalaureate, Early Childhood, Mental Health Screening and
show host Jason Lewis will be the guest speaker at the opening banquet on
Friday night, to discuss state and local politics today. Larry Pratt from
Gun Owners of America will be the Saturday luncheon speaker on how
universal mental health screening is becoming a real threat to 2nd
a national education-focused, grassroots non-profit organization that is
challenging federally funded textbooks and curriculum that undermines
America's founding principles. International Baccalaureate is being
adopted in schools in every state, and few lawmakers or citizens are
aware of its dangers. EdWatch is also challenging the right of state and
federal governments to universally screen K-12 students, preschoolers,
infants and adults for mental health.
to Karen R. Effrem, MD, "Universal mental health screening is
controversial for its vague, subjective, unscientific labeling, and for
its common referrals for dangerous and ineffective psychotropic
"Federal funding and policies are driving the creation of systems in
every state that will screen all citizens for mental health, beginning at
birth," Effrem continued. "Pharmaceutical industry influences
are playing a key role in planning these state systems, and teh drug
industry has a financial self interest in mental health screening. It is
experiencing huge profits as a result of increased mental health screeing
policies, and this is only the beginning." Dr. Effrem will also be
presenting at the EdWatch conference.
White, who heads the group African Americans Concerned Together in
north Minneapolis, will describe the role of the university community in
using minorities as guinea pigs for mental health research. She will
describe the battle of north side parents to protect their children from
unwanted mental health research and from addressing issues of crime,
drugs and low performance as mental health issues.
discounts as well as continuing education credits for Minnesota teachers
will be available. Call EdWatch at 952-361-4931 or register on-line at
105 Peavey Rd, Suite 116, Chaska, MN 55318 - 952-361-4931
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