EDUCATION FOR A FREE NATION
105 Peavey Rd, Suite 116, Chaska, MN 55318
November 2, 2006
EdWatch 2006 conference DVDs may now be ordered on-line
here) or by calling 952-361-3931.
The two International Baccalaureate powerpoint presentations are
also available on-line:
"How International Baccalaureate
undermines American Citizenship"
"One District's Experience with IB: Costs &
Handouts from the Session 7 presentation on Genetic Testing and
Databases are available on-line:
Newborn Genetic Testing & Parents'
Dispose of Genetic Blood Samples Request
'I took my child out' form
EdWatch tackled two education juggernauts at its 2006 conference in
Bloomington, Minnesota on October 14th: International Education and
psychological testing of our kids. The first is found primarily in public
schools, but also influences private and home schools. The second
mandates its authority over all children, no matter where they're
Kicking off the International Education segment, Michael Chapman, of
EdWatch and American Heritage Research, took up the Global
Classrooms curriculum, now in many classrooms around the country.
Global Classrooms was hatched out of the United Nations
Association of Minnesota. Its website states, "At the heart of UNA-USA's
Global Classrooms program is Model United Nations." Global
Classrooms unabashedly promotes world citizenship and a UN governance
system. Check out its website.
Quist, author of FedEd and America's Schools, and Dave
Eaton, former Minnetonka, Minnesota school board member, turned to the
hot button International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Using IB documents
as references, Quist set up the big picture IB and the UN partner in an
international education system that promotes the United Nations, its
governance system, and its action items, while undermining America's
founding principles. IB invests millions in misleading advertising.
Eaton followed with specifics, such as real IB costs. Reading
requirements teach pantheism and New Age spiritualism, with authors such
as Joseph Campbell and Carl Sagan who directly attack Christianity and
the traditional western worldview.
speakers addressed the ascent of psychological testing into the care and
education of America's children: Dr. Karen Effrem (EdWatch, Alliance for
Human Research Protection, ICSPP, and the National Physicians Center),
Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America (GOA), and Carol White of African
Americans Concerned Together. Universal psychological testing is a
mushrooming mandate that will test, label, and frequently medicate
children from infancy on.
Pratt described coalitions to stop universal psychological testing laws.
Child mental health labeling, for example no matter how subjective, vague
or scientifically invalid becomes an adult obstacle to owning a firearm.
A coalition of groups in Texas, including EdWatch, Eagle Forum and GOA,
defeated universal psychological testing legislation in Texas.
Karen Effrem described state and federal laws merging universal
psychological testing with radical preschool through K-12 outcomes, and
routine medical visits. Using examples such as recent laws passed in
Illinois and Indiana, she described the roadmap every state is facing and
provided tools to challenge them.
White described the sordid history of minorities as guinea pigs for
psychological labeling and treatment with dangerous prescription drugs.
Carol issued a call for help in stopping a University of Minnesota Mental
Health Research Center in the north Minneapolis neighborhood that will
use minority children for more mental health research linking genetics
with such things as criminal activity.
Brase, President of Citizens' Council on Health Care, rounded out the
conference by describing merged health and education data collection
systems. The databases now include genetic testing conducted at birth,
stored on a "private" component of birth certificates. The
information is available for research, without the consent of
1. On the blog:
Visiting & Mental Health Interventions, by By Dr. Karen Effrem
[View complete statement here:
Dr. Effrem's response to US House
Charter Witchcraft by Julie M. Quist
2. New Indiana website, Indiana's Voice for the
Indiana is on the front line of the battle to oppose universal
mental health screening on our kids. (See
Citizens Revolt Against Children's Mental Health Plan." A new
group has been formed, Indiana's Voice for the Family, with just-launched