More Recent Documents

National Parent Coalition Letter to U.S. Senate with Questions for Betsy DeVos

Questions that Should be Asked of Betsy DeVos by the U.S. Senate

Potential Nominees for Secretary of Education

Summary of Major Concerns with Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Summary of Issues with Preschool Development Grants in ESSA

Summary of Major Issues in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Liberty Counsel Letter Regarding Assessing Mindsets in the NAEP

SEL & Child Mental Health Quotes and References 4-16

Summary of Analysis of House Student Data Hearing 4-16

Full Analysis of House Student Data Hearing 4-16

Updated Preschool Compilation 4-16

Family Engagement Policy Comments 1/04/16

Congressional ESEA letter 10-24 (2015)

Response to Concerns about the Student Privacy Protection Act – S 1341

Child Mental Health Quotes and References

Analysis of Home Visiting Studies – Senate Testimony April 2011

2009 MN Kindergarten Readiness Technical Study – Contains Pearson Work Sampling System 4th Edition

Dr. Karen Effrem’s Expert Witness Report in the Rutherford Institute Lawsuit Against Penn Harris Madison School District and TeenScreen -2005

Education Liberty Watch’s predecessor organization EdWatch has an archive website available at

Allen Quist’s classic book The Seamless Web, containing an excellent explanation of the key origins of federal control over education and job training as the precursor to No Child Left Behind and Common Core is also available there.

Below are some important archived historical documents from the website of the political action arm of EdWatch called EdAction that are now housed on the EdWatch website due to greater technical difficulties in archiving the whole EdAction site:

The Role of Federal Education and Labor in School Based Health Clinics – Karen R. Effrem, MD, written testimony for the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Education and the Workforce of the  U.S. House of Representatives 6/6/2000

Baby Ed Government Curriculum: Child Care Credentialing and NAEYC’s Anti-Bias CurriculumKaren R. Effrem, MD 2/8/02

Universal Mental Health Screening Amendment with Talking PointsKaren R. Effrem, MD 9/8/04


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