Social Studies Standards Petition Letter Now Available

Please Sign and Share!

Karen R. Effrem, MD, Education Liberty Watch

The petition letter opposing the proposed Minnesota social studies standards to administrative law Judge Barbara Nielson is now ready to be signed. We will collect signatures and then forward them with the letter to the judge, who will accept this letter and signatures as written testimony.

It will only take a couple of minutes. Please sign, including your full name and address, which will not be visible on our website and share with your social networks. The deadline is Wednesday, January 9th at 4:30 PM Central Time. You do not need to be a Minnesota resident to sign the letter. If you wish to submit your own individual testimony, you may email it to the judge at [email protected]

Please be sure to reference OAH Docket No. 11-1300-30011 in your comments. Other details and some of the testimony against the standards are available here and here. Some other testimony that we did not have is available from the hearing here. Other written testimony will also be up at www.EdLibertyWatch.org very soon. Thank you for your support and help!


The Moral Liberal Guest Editor, Dr. Karen R. Effrem, is President of Education Liberty Watch. Dr. Effrem is a pediatrician, researcher, and conference speaker. Her medical degree is from Johns Hopkins University and her pediatric training from the University of Minnesota. She has provided testimony for Congress, as well as in-depth analysis of numerous pieces of major federal education, health, and early childhood legislation for congressional staff, state legislatures, and many organizations. Dr. Effrem serves on the boards of four national organizations: Education Liberty Watch, the Alliance for Human Research Protection, The International Society for Ethical Psychiatry and Psychology, and the National Physicians Center.