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Flawed Report Uses Pseudoscience to Promote “Social Emotional Learning”

DR. KAREN EFFREM, EDUCATION LIBERTY WATCH The latest report of the National Commission on Social Emotional and Academic Learning continues to promote questionable brain science...

Help Protect Student Data & Psychological Privacy!

Comments Due by Wednesday 9/20 at 11:59 PM KAREN R. EFFREM, MD, EDUCATION LIBERTY WATCH Dear Fellow Education Warrior, We now have an opportunity to protect the...

National Parent Coalition Seeks Protection of Student Data & Psychological Privacy

DR. KAREN EFFREM, EDUCATION LIBERTY WATCH The following note was sent to the chairpersons and ranking members of the U.S. House Education & Workforce Committee...

Horrific Senate NCLB Rewrite Bill Nearing Final Passage!

KAREN R. EFFREM, MD, EDUCATION LIBERTY WATCH There were  rumors that the final votes on amendments and passage for the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA)...

Tyrannical No Child Left Behind Rewrites This Week

KAREN R. EFFREM, MD, EDUCATION LIBERTY WATCH Just after our nation has celebrated independence from tyranny, the US Congress is planning to expand its iron...

Response to Critiques of the Student Privacy Protection Act

By Karen R. Effrem, MD, and Jane Robbins The Student Privacy Protection Act, (SPPA) -  S1341, is creating quite a stir. As expected and despite...

Florida Testing and Accountability Bill Becomes Law

FSCCC Responds EDUCATION, THE FLORIDA STOP COMMON CORE COALITION Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed HB 7069, the testing and accountability bill, despite the concerns of...

Common Core & Financial Dealings Trouble Jeb Bush

KAREN R. EFFREM, MD, EDUCATION LIBERTY WATCH Editor's Note: Originally Published: Feb 26, 2015 Former governor and potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush held a closed fundraiser...

Common Core & Financial Dealings Trouble Jeb Bush

KAREN R. EFFREM, MD, EDUCATION LIBERTY WATCH Editor's Note: Originally Published: Feb 26, 2015 Former governor and potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush held a closed fundraiser...

S227: Federal Data Mining Bill that Destroys Student Privacy

KAREN R. EFFREM, MD, EDUCATION LIBERTY WATCH Besides urging a no vote on HR 5, the Student Success Act that replaces No Child Left Behind,...

Florida Sovereignty Bill Opposes Common Core

LIBERTY ALERTS WITH STEVE FARRELL The Florida Stop Common Core Coalition announced today the filing of HB 743 , "An Act Relating to Education". The...

State of the Union Statistics Mislead on Preschool Benefits

Karen R. Effrem, MD, Education Liberty Watch In the State of the Union speech, President Obama put forth the idea that America should spend hundreds...

Important MN, IN, and ID Common Core Standards Information

Karen R. Effrem, MD, Education Liberty Watch Today is the day we celebrate the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, no longer mentioned by the...

Dedicated Petition Link Plus Media and More Testimony

Karen R. Effrem, MD, Education Liberty Watch Thanks to you, we are well on our way to collecting hundreds of signatures to present to the...

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...

Report on Minnesota Social Studies Standards Hearing

Karen R. Effrem, MD, Education Liberty Watch Many thanks to all who were able to give oral testimony at the December 20th social studies standards...

Details for Dec. 20th Social Studies Standards Hearing

Karen R. Effrem, MD, Education Liberty Watch The following information is quoted from the Dual Notice, the hearing notice, or phone calls or emails to...

Preserving the Teaching of Americanism

Karen R. Effrem, MD, Education Liberty Watch The nation is approaching the Thanksgiving holiday and the chance to reflect upon and give thanks for the...

Help Change Minnesota Social Studies Standards for the Good

KAREN R. EFFREM, MD., EDUCATION LIBERTY WATCH The Minnesota Department of Education is about to complete the "extreme makeover social studies standards edition" process of...