- Data Collecting and Opt Outs
- Public Policies
- School Policies
- Gender & Privacy Policies
- Curriculum Alerts
➧ Distance Learning
➧ Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE)
➧ Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
➧ Islam in Our Schools
➧ Bullying in Our Schools
➧ It’s Perfectly Normal
➧ MN State HS League (MSHSL) Transgender Policy
- Data Mining Your Children (PDF)
What information is your school collecting on your children? This article is as relevant today as it was in 2014 when it was written.
- How Well Do You Know Your Rights?
Take the parental rights quiz and learn more about parentalrights.org
- Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Data Collection
Each child’s responses are collected in a “data dashboard” and measured to see whether the child demonstrates change in regard to attitudes, feelings and behaviors. The results are entered into a national SEL data bank, often to 3rd party vendors.
Watch our SEL Webinar to learn more about this program infiltrating most of our schools.
Find additional information under Social and Emotional Learning.
- It’s Time to OPT OUT of the Minnesota Student Survey!
You can OPT OUT your children for the Minnesota Student Survey (MSS) that is run by a partnership of four state agencies, the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, Public Safety, and Human Services, and administered every three years to students in grades 5, 8, 9 and 11. [Read More]
Minnesota Students Survey Questions
• 2019 Minnesota Student Survey for Grades 9 and 11, ALCs, and JCFs (PDF)
• 2019 Minnesota Student Survey for Grade 8 (PDF)
• 2019 Minnesota Student Survey for Grade 5 (PDF)
- Keep Your Children Home on the Day of Silence
Each year, usually in April, schools across the country allow students and teachers to refuse to speak all day. The Day of Silence is a tool of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) to force all school children, their parents, teachers and administrators to support and affirm this ideology by remaining silent. By refusing to speak, they marginalize those who disagree.
• A Day of Silence?
• The ‘Day of Silence’ Walk Out
Is Your Child Unsafe at the Doctor’s Office? Invasive Teen Questionnaire
A HealthPartner’s policy is being implemented that requires clinicians to administer a pre-teen/teen invasive health questionnaire answered only by the adolescent. The parent is then asked to leave the child alone with the clinician so the clinician can engage the child “one-on-one” about the answers and personal concerns. Plus with whom is this data being shared? State law allows the Minnesota Department of Health to require providers and health plans to “provide patient health records and claim files” M.S. 62J.321 Data Collection & Processing Procedures. Please read the following for details so you can protect your child!
• Is Your Child Unsafe at the Doctor’s Office?
• Questionnaire (PDF)
• Letter: Parents beware of new health survey (PDF)
• When the Sign Says “No Parents Allowed”
Beware of doctors that won’t let you as a parent accompany your child to the clinical area. The HIPPA Privacy Act is supposed to protect us from tyranny or any unethical deeds done by doctors and any other outside parties. It is absurd to think that a child’s privacy is being violated by having their own parent with them.
Comprehensive Sexual Health Education (CSE) and Your Rights as a Parent
Attention Parents: SIECUS and Planned Parenthood are trying to MANDATE Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) through legislation in MN and throughout the nation. If the CSE bill passes in the 2020 MN session, every school will be required to teach CSE from K-12 in all public and charter schools. Read more and stay informed at Stop Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE)
You have a legal right to know what health curriculum and resources your school is using. Please check with your own school. Look at the list of Prominent CSE curricula. Many have been surprised to learn that their own schools have already adopted CSE curriculum. Take it before other parents, your school administrators and your school boards if necessary. CSE is not a state mandate…yet. You still have a voice and you still have parental rights in directing the education of your children. It’s up to you.
With the ever-expanding use of CSE in schools, it is important for you to know what the Minnesota state law currently states.
MN law 120A.22, Subdivion 1
The parent of a child is primarily responsible for assuring that the child acquires knowledge and skills that are essential for effective citizenship.
MN law 120B.20
Each school district shall have a procedure for a parent, guardian, or an adult student, 18 years of age or older, to review the content of the instructional materials to be provided to a minor child or to an adult student and, if the parent, guardian, or adult student objects to the content, to make reasonable arrangements with school personnel for alternative instruction. Alternative instruction may be provided by the parent, guardian, or adult student if the alternative instruction, if any, offered by the school board does not meet the concerns of the parent, guardian, or adult student. The school board is not required to pay for the costs of alternative instruction provided by a parent, guardian, or adult student. School personnel may not impose an academic or other penalty upon a student merely for arranging alternative instruction under this section. School personnel may evaluate and assess the quality of the student’s work.
The parental non-consent form prepared by The Liberty Council law firm, Lynchburg, VA, may be used by Minnesota parents in their local schools concerning curriculum that they object to. The purpose of this form is to put the school on notice regarding what is/is not acceptable for your child and that you must be provided preemptive notice.
The introductory letter explains how to use this form and recommends that you fill one out for each of your children. Liberty Council states that they are prepared to assist and provide guidance in this area.
Legislative Issues and Bills
Issues and potential bills happen so fast that it is often difficult to keep up. This is where CPL can help! We do our best to keep you informed of bills affecting our children so that you can submit public comment and contact legislators.
For details about current MN legislation, go to our Take Action page.
Racial Quotas in School Discipline
Upon recommendation of the Federal Commission studying school safety, acting U.S. Attorney General Whitaker rescinded the Obama-era “Racial Equity in School Discipline” directive that disregarded federal law and subjected public school students to two-tiered discipline based on race. However, the Dayton administration anticipated this sea change and initiated its own racial equity directive. In October of 2017, the MN Department of Human Rights (MDHR) sent a letter to 43 school districts informing them that they have a “racial discipline disparity” in violation of the MN Human Rights Act. Unless they entered into a “settlement agreement” with the state, they would file charges and investigate them for civil rights violations.
Overview: Minnesota is full steam ahead implementing the racial quotas in school discipline in schools throughout the state.
The gender ideology is now creeping into our schools indoctrinating our children even at the elementary level. What is the pronoun mandate? Are our children safe when male students can use female restrooms and locker rooms because the male student decides he now identifies as a female despite his male biological body? Be aware of what is occurring in your schools and communities that embrace this dangerous new trend.
- The “Toolkit” Agenda
Despite strong opposition, the Toolkit to Ensure Safe and Supportive Schools for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students was passed in MN by an unelected, governor appointed Minnesota Department of Education committee. It’s not just about bathrooms and locker rooms. It’s about indoctrination into a dangerous gender ideology. The pronoun mandate is the most dangerous part of the Toolkit. Use this extensive resource to educate yourself on the issues.
- A Critical Review of Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12Schools (PDF)
Radical gender activist groups such as the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Gender Spectrum, and the LGBT & HIV Project have published this guidebook, Schools in Transition (PDF), for schools across the country to use in setting school policies that endorse and promote transgender ideology. The MN Department of Education (MDE) recommends this guidebook as a credible resource.
- Gender Identity Politics at Anoka-Hennepin School District
The Anoka Hennepin School Board meeting March 23, 3017 was packed and the testimony was strong in support of privacy rights of students. These testimonials from CPL and the community may be of help as you battle this issue in your schools and districts.
- Child Protection League testimony, Michele Lentz (14:15)
- Parents Action League testimony, Barb Anderson (12:57)
- Letter from Liberty Council, Mary McAlister (submitted in writing)
- Letter from Alliance Defending Freedom, Doug Wardlow (20:10)
- North Star Law & Policy Center, Renee Carlson, Esq, (1:10:47)
- Dr. Olson Testimony (50:33)
- Hands Across the Aisle, Emily Zinos (17:30)
- MN School Board Association, Guidance on Transgender Issue, March 7, 2017 (resource included here by CPL)
- American College of Pediatricians letter to New London-Spicer School Board (resource included here by CPL)
- Gender Dysphoria in Children, Michelle Cretella, MD (resource included here by CPL)
- Governor Doubling Down on Obama Transgender Policy
President Trump withdrew the Obama administration’s threat to withhold federal funding if schools don’t comply with gender inclusive policies, however; the MN governor and the Department of Education are exerting pressure on districts to adopt the now-rescinded policy. Will the new MN governor follow suit?
- School Boards are the Front Lines
Learn how the federal directive on transgenders in school bathrooms does not carry the force of law, and what you can do. The MN Department of Education is falsely teaching that gender fluid Ideology must be taught in K-12 classrooms.
• Remind your school board members with a “Dear School Board” letter (download in Word) or (download in PDF)
- Title IX Dear Colleague Letter (PDF)
Alliance Defending Freedom refutes the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice issued “Dear Colleague” Letter claiming that Title IX requires every school district to treat students consistent with their gender identity.
The switch to distance learning as the pandemic continues has parents concerned about educating their children from home. We encourage you to use this unique opportunity to critically evaluate the content of the curriculum used in your child’s classroom.
Distance Learning Tips for Parents
Interview with Jayne Washlberg, administrator for HERO and Kelly Janssen, CPL board member
- Internet Safety for Children
With distance learning, your child will be exposed even more to the Internet. Schools have varying degrees of Internet controls but do you have them at home? We want to offer guidance and suggestions concerning this important safety issue.
Additional Internet Safety for Children Tips
- Tips for Spotting Curriculum Red Flags
A list of buzzwords and concepts we call ‘red flags’ that indicate the material has an underlying bias that you may wish to review as you work through the curriculum with your child.
- EBSCO, GALE and MN ELibrary
If your children are being directed to sign into any of these search engines, be extremely vigilant. Parent groups across the country have documented how easy it is for children to access porn using these databases.
CPL Investigates MN eLibary and Ebsco (35 minute video)
GALE, Planned Parenthood and … (15 minute video)
The School Porn Problem (PDF)
- The Schoolwork My Kids Are Bringing Home Exposes Public Schools’ Radical Leftist Politics
- Great Books List (PDF)
Looking for good books to use with your children? The Charlemagne Institute has compiled an excellent guide to literature for youth of all ages.
- Is Homeschooling Right for Your Family?Perhaps during this coronavirus crisis, you found schooling your children from home might work for your family.
Explore the possibilities with ourHomeschooling Suggestions and Resources.
Advocates Say COVID Letting Parents See All the Benefits of Home Schooling
Article with videos and interviews from The Western Journal exploring this issue.
Julie Quist explains what Transformational Learning is and how this model has transformed our schools into what they are today. Much of the curriculum pushed in our schools – Common Core, Social Emotional Learning, Welcoming Schools, gender identity, social justice and now Critical Race Theory – has its roots in this transformative educational model.It will be well worth your time to listen to our CPL Webinar to understand this model and how it has been implemented in our schools one step at a time!
Common Core Curriculum
- Study finds Historic Drop in National Reading and Math Scores Since Adoption of Common Core Curriculum Standards
- The Common Core Debacle, Results from 2019 NAEP and Other Sources (PDF)
- Common Core State Standards Initiative
Common Core curriculum was adopted as the national standard. There was opposition to implementing a curriculum from the national level over local control. As the recent studies show, Common Core has not accomplished the intended goal and, in fact, has gone in the opposite direction.
Critical Race Theory (CRT)
Is your child being taught this Marxist theory? Educate yourself because CRT is infiltrating schools across the US.
According to Britannica the definition of CRT is: Critical race theory (CRT), the view that the law and legal institutions are inherently racist and that race itself, instead of being biologically grounded and natural, is a socially constructed concept that is used by white people to further their economic and political interests at the expense of people of color.
Social Justice Curriculum
- Social Justice Books: Teaching Revolution through Literature
Social justice demands ‘equity’. Equity means equal outcomes, which is very different from equal opportunities. Social justice demands things be taken from individuals in one identity group and given to those in another in order to achieve equity. Individual achievement, character and responsibility do not matter.
- Child Protection League letter to a Principal objecting to the use of “Social Justice Books” (PDF)
- Black Lives Matter In Public Schools Is Turning Kids Into Little Marxists
Gender Fluidity Curriculum
- What the Heck is a “PGP” (PDF)
Preferred gender pronoun and they keep growing!
- Gender Fluidity and Other Fables (37 minutes)
Do you know what is being taught in your schools concerning gender? Presented by Barb Anderson, this video gives an overview of what students are facing in their classrooms.
- The American College of Pediatricians Regarding Gender Fluid Curricula (PDF)
Letter to Nova Classical Academy, St. Paul, MN that is applicable to every school in the nation.
- Gender Ideology in Pictures
This ideology is taught to your grade school children through “cute” pictures! First there was Gender Gumby Lesson Exercise for Gumby (PDF). Then it was the Genderbread “person”, next it was the Rainbow Unicorn and now, for those older kids and teens, the Gender Tree. Teachers are being trained to reconstruct sexuality and harm children by confusing them about the biology of boys and girls. Please be aware and check out your Opt Out options.
A bullying prevention program for elementary children that is designed by Welcoming Schools to force approval of homosexual behavior and reject parental authority. Main themes of the program are: name-calling and bullying, gender stereotyping, and family diversity.
- Welcoming Schools Curriculum Review
- Jazz Jennings Reading Day is Harming Children
Event is cosponsored by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Welcoming Schools program and the National Education Association (NEA)
- Looking at Skin Color with Books and Activities (PDF)
Welcoming Schools, Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Part of the equity and racism component of Welcoming School Curriculum
SEED Diversity Training
Under the banner of diversity and multiculturalism, SEEDS has been training teachers across this nation since 1987. Today we are witnessing an increase in extreme anger, hatred, and violence on our college campuses. Many college students, administration, and faculty are promoting and defending the suppression of free speech and freedom of conscience. This didn’t begin on our college campuses; the seeds for anti-American, pro-sexual diversity indoctrination began many years ago with the SEED diversity training for teachers in the K-12 educational system all across the country. We are witnessing the “SEEDS” of this training today in our schools.
- Seeds of Hate Yield a Harvest of Hostility (PDF)
- The SEED Report: Alerting Citizens to the Anti-American Pro-gay Bias of SEED Diversity Training
By Barbara Anderson
Review of Books
These books are in many school libraries and classrooms. Some may even be required reading.
- Eleanor & Park Book Review
- Book Review of Islamic Children’s Books (PDF)
- Sexually Charged Teen and Young Adult Literature (PDF)
Includes samples of books with excerpts.
Social Emotional Learning sounds non-threatening but what is it and how is it implemented in our schools? Teachers are trained in “mapping cultural values” which means identifying a student’s “personal cultural values and preferences”. This information is collected in a “data dashboard” and measured to see whether an individual demonstrates change in regard to attitudes, feelings and behaviors. The results are entered into a national SEL data bank. It is an invasion of privacy at the highest level.
- Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Webinar (25 minute video)
presentation by Barb Anderson
A Child Protection League webinar that explains what SEL is and how it is affecting our children in our schools.
• SEL Webinar Narrative of Presentation (PDF)
• SEL Webinar Powerpoint of Presentation (PDF)
- How ‘Safe Schools’ and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Indoctrinate Our Children
Our experts, Stella Morabito and Dr. Karen R. Effrem, unmask the agenda behind ‘safe schools’ and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in these video presentations with accompanying PowerPoint slides.
- New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning through Technology (PDF)
Strategies to push implementation of SEL, a globalist agenda by the World Economic Forum.
- SEL and Spirituality: Instructional Implications
Substituting parental guidance to dislodge teens from family and shift values.
- SEL in Minnesota – a report by CPL board member Barb Anderson (PDF)
- Teachers Are Now Performing Monthly Mental Health Exams on Your Child
If you live in an ESSA state, your child’s mental health will be assessed by a non-medical professional in a non-medical context. Parents are not asked permission and the paperwork can be shared with anyone. Read the whole article and be armed!
- Social & Emotional Learning: Gateway to Islam & LGBT Acceptance
SEL is the most recent educational strategy for transforming attitudes, values and belief of children. It has little to do with academics.
- University of Minnesota Extension Using SEL
SEL has even infiltrated youth development programs such as 4-H. SEL sounds inviting and educational but ask yourself what and whose values are the children learning? Listen to the “politically correct” words used in children’s vocabulary — “safe spaces, cultural responsiveness, Indigenous Circles, work father…” Notice also that data is gathered using incentives, such as candy, Instagram, etc., which in turn is used to produce “best practices” research.
MU Extension SEL Toolkit
MU Extension SEL Training Suite