The third and final draft of social studies standards is out, and MDE will soon begin the formal rulemaking process that will entrench the standards in Minnesota’s K-12 classrooms.

The third draft represents radical change. Ideology has replaced the basic factual knowledge students need to be informed citizens.

Minnesota students deserve education, not indoctrination.

Click here to view a full analysis of the third draft by American Experiment Senior Policy Fellow Katherine Kersten.

Join the Debate

Engage directly with the Office of Administrative Hearings through their open comment process. Commentors can join an ongoing discussion Minnesotans are having about the current draft of the standards. You can even attach documents to your comments as you make your argument. The Administrative Law Judge will read all of the comments before making a decision. Click here to create a profile and join the discussion. This comment period closes on January 14, 2022.

Get Empowered and Connected

IlluminEd’s parent hub and resource center aim to inform, support, and connect Minnesota parents so they can counter ideologies that are harming our students. We believe the surest path to “equity,” and the progress we all seek, is a great education.

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Parents across Minnesota are sharing information and working together to hold schools accountable.

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Educrats Unleashed

In the Summer 2021 issue of Thinking Minnesota, Katherine Kersten and Catrin Wigfall provide unparalleled analysis of how progressives want to rewrite how students learn about their American heritage.

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Woke revolution looms for Minnesota schools

Star Tribune Op-Ed by American Experiment Senior Policy Fellow Katherine Kersten

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