Public Hearing Scheduled on Revised Minnesota Social Studies Standards

Comments Deadline Wednesday, October 25th
Time to weigh in!

A public hearing before an administrative law judge on the proposed revised social studies standards (PDF download) is scheduled for November 8th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and November 9th, 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm.

The deadline to send in comments is this Wednesday, October 25th at 4:30 pm.

Read the assessment from the Center of the American Experiment’s Raise Our Standards information:

Tim Walz’s Department of Education is trying to convince an administrative law judge that their re-write of standards is “needed” and “reasonable.”

They’re not.

Bureaucrats at MDE are arguing for a “shift away” from standards “that list a set of content students are expected to know” to standards that focus “on the underlying concepts and skills” of social studies education.

In other words, Critical Race Theory is more important than facts!

Take Action Now!

1. Sign the petition to Judge Lipman that standards should be “clear and concise, focus on facts, and avoid divisive and political language,” and

2. Submit a written comment to Judge Lipman. He needs to hear from you. Post your comment by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, October 25th through the Office of Administrative Hearings.

3. Learn more from the Center of the American Experiment on how to focus your comments.

4. Participate in the online public hearing on November 8 and November 9.
Directions can be downloaded at the Minnesota Department of Education or the Center of the American Experiment websites.

Find the proposed revised standards at Minnesota Social Studies Standards.