|Thank you all ever so much for your encouragement, thoughts, prayers, and generous donations during this transition time from EdWatch to Education Liberty Watch. It has been a whirlwind as we have convened a wonderful new board, developed a new logo, and learned much about website design, all while endeavoring to work with the new Congress, the new Minnesota legislature, and individuals and policy makers in other states to stand for education freedom and cut invasive, ineffective, and fiscally unsustainable education and health and human services programs and policies. Various members of the board and I have also been putting together legislative agendas, speaking at events, meeting with legislators and staff, testifying, hosting a radio show or being interviewed, and building and expanding coalitions with like-minded organizations that believe in limited government, individual liberty and responsibility, and free markets.
Below are some links to media appearances and legislative testimony. Although some of the budget numbers and bills are Minnesota specific, the issues are being examined in many states across the nation These include voucher programs for both preschool and K-12, social studies standards, early childhood programs in general, as well as child care quality rating systems, child mental health and the horrific over use of psychiatric drugs in both adults and children, home visiting programs, Race to the Top, etc.
Although delayed by the feverish pace of all this policy work, our new website is now ready for unveiling. You will be able to find links to our latest information, media appearances, and testimony. Some of of the more recent EdWatch material has been brought over to the Education Liberty Watch website. We also have an EdWatch archive site where you will be able to still access the important articles and information from EdWatch’s past history that you have used in your own state battles for freedom. Our new web address is::
Our CONTACT INFORMATION IS:
Education Liberty Watch
9601 Annapolis Lane North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
We are now able to gratefully accept donations to continue this important work either by mail at the address above or electronically via PayPal at:
You may still access the old EdWatch material at www.EdWatch.org if you need it for your research.
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|Thank you again for all of your past faithful support of EdWatch and its mission to stand for academic excellence and transmitting America’s great heritage of freedom to the next generation while standing for the rights of parents to raise, educate and care for their children without government interference. We covet your prayers and support as we continue to stand for these principles via Education Liberty Watch.
To those of you new to EdWatch and Education Liberty Watch, thank you for your interest in and commitment to this cause. The battle for freedom is joined and hotter than ever!. Please prayerfully consider how you might be involved with Education Liberty Watch as we move forward, whether it is financially or by informing yourself by receiving our newsletters (see below) and passing on the information to help take on these issues in your own state or with federal officials or by volunteering.
May God bless each of you, your families, and our great nation.
Karen R. Effrem, MD
President – Education Liberty Watch
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