Coming to a town near you: Education not indoctrination

American Experiment to Counter Woke Revolution in Schools with Statewide Tour

Raise Our Standards tour will educate and empower parents in 17 cities this June

Center of the American Experiment announced the Raise Our Standards tour to counter the “woke” political movement invading Minnesota’s public schools, turning them into ideological battlegrounds and threatening the quality of our children’s education. The tour begins Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in Winona and continues throughout the month, stopping in 17 different cities total.

“Between Critical Race Theory and the draft social studies standards, Minnesota schools are being inundated with a leftist, anti-American agenda that radically changes how our children learn about their country,” said Catrin Wigfall, American Experiment education policy fellow and featured speaker on the Raise Our Standards tour. “We are eager to travel across the state to empower parents and citizens to fight back against the ‘woke’ movement that is transforming our education system.”

Wigfall will be joined on several stops by Kendall Qualls, former Minnesota Congressional candidate and founder of TakeCharge, an organization committed to countering the prevailing narrative in popular culture that America is structured to undermine the lives of black Americans. 

Attendees will learn how to push back against the politicization of our schools. Each informational session will cover the revisions to Minnesota’s social studies standards that are now in progress, the “woke” movement that is transforming our education system, alternatives to public schools, and how to get involved. American Experiment will also unveil a new online tool and resource center to facilitate communication about activities in local schools across the state.

The Raise Our Standards tour:

June 08, 2021
Winona: (7:30 – 9:00) (Signatures Restaurant): 22852 County Road 17 Winona MN 55987

Rochester: (12:00 – 1:30) (Rochester Golf & Country Club): 3100 Country Club Rd SW Rochester, MN 55902
Owatonna: (4:30 – 6:00) (Owatonna Country Club): 1991 Lemond Road Owatonna, MN 55060

June 09, 2021
Mankato: (7:30 – 9:00) (Country Inn & Suites): 1900 Premier Drive Mankato, MN 56001

Willmar: (12:00 – 1:30) (Willmar Conference Center): 240 23rd Street SE Willmar, MN 56201

Hutchinson: (4:30 – 6:00) (Hutchinson Event Center): 1005 Highway 15 South, Plaza 15 Hutchinson, MN 55350

June 15, 2021
St. Cloud: (7:30 – 9:00) (Holiday Inn & Suites): 75 South 37th Avenue St. Cloud, MN 56301

Alexandria: (12:00 – 1:30) (Holiday Inn): 5637 Highway 29 South Alexandria, MN 56308

Moorhead: (4:30 – 6:00) (Courtyard Marriott): 1080 28th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560

June 16, 2021
Thief River Falls: (12:00 – 1:30) (River Walk Public House): 700 Minnesota Highway 32 Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Bemidji: (4:30 – 6:00) (Hampton Inn & Suites): 1019 Paul Bunyan Drive South Bemidji, MN 56601

June 17, 2021
Hibbing: (7:30 – 9:00) (Elks Lodge): 502 East Howard Street Hibbing, MN 55746
Duluth: (12:00 – 1:30) (Northland Country Club): 3901 East Superior Street Duluth, MN 55804

June 28, 2021
Oakdale/Woodbury (5:00 – 6:30) (Oak Marsh Golf Course) 526 Inwood Avenue North, Oakdale, MN 55128

June 29, 2021

Maple Grove (12:00 – 1:30) (Maple Grove Community Center) 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Coon Rapids (evening, time and location TBA)

June 30, 2021

Burnsville (evening, time and location TBA)