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Talking Points Against the SAFE HOME Proposal of High Tech Red Flagging

Concerns Regarding the Implementation of Statewide Social Emotional Standards in Ohio

Pioneer Institute White Paper – Social-Emotional Learning: K-12 Education as New Age Nanny State

Pioneer – Social-Emotional Learning: K-12 Education as New Age Nanny State Executive Summary

Updated Preschool Compilation 2019

Education Liberty Watch & Eagle Forum Comments to Federal School Safety Commission – Submitted 10-22-18

Federal Control of Standards and Curriculum in the Head Start Act

Ineffectiveness and Harm of Psychiatric Medications

Dangers of Expanding School Mental Screening Programs

National Coalition Letter to U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee regarding potential FERPA rewrite – April 2018

Executive Summary of Rebuttal to House Majority Staff “Myths & Facts” sheet on HR 4174

Full Rebuttal to House Majority Staff “Myths & Facts” on HR 4174

National Coalition Letter to Congress on FEPA, CTA, & FERPA 11-15-17

Summary of HR 4174/S 2046, The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act

Summary of HR 2434/S 1121, College Transparency Act

Summary of HR 3157, The Student Privacy Protection Act

Child Protection League Social Emotional Learning Presentation  9-26-17

Federal Register Comments on Federal Education Overreach Pursuant to President Trump’s Executive Order 9-20-17

Congressional Staff Briefing on Federal Education Issues 9-14-17

Analysis of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act – Dr. Peg Luksik, Founded on Truth

National Coalition Letter to the U.S. House Education & Workforce Committee on Student Data Privacy & Social Emotional Learning 7-17

Head Start Effectiveness Research from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Testimony to the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking 2-17

Comments Submitted to the Federal Register Opposing U.S. Involvement in the International Early Learning Study 2-17

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

Rebuttal to U.S. House Talking Points on ESSA (11/15)

Congressional ESEA letter 10-24 (2015)

Reasons to Support the Student Privacy Protection Act

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

Child Mental Health Quotes and References

Analysis of Home Visiting Studies – Minnesota Senate Testimony April 2011

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

State Preschool Standards Involving Gender Identity & Family Structure – Circa 2006 or 2007

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

Minnesota’s Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (Pre-K Standards, including SEL & Gender Identity)

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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