We look forward to seeing you at these events. Please do bring your friends and neighbors.
Minnesota collects data on K-12 student performance. We understand the intent is to measure the performance of schools in teaching our children. In the last decade, a study funded by the federal government concluded that the data should be “disaggregated”, broken into sub-populations to ensure that resources are spent on the areas and students where they are most needed and can have the biggest impact.
Taken to its extreme, data disaggregation can be used to determine which ethnic groups within our society will be granted special privileges in the belief that the result will be greater equality of educational outcomes and greater diversity within our workplaces.
On September 25, Chuck Li, President of the Chinese-American Alliance, will speak at our dinner program. In the picture to the right, Chuck Li is standing third from the right, next to Jeff Johnson and Doug Wardlow. He will tell us why he and many other Chinese-Americans in Minnesota do not believe that ethnic identity should be the basis for setting school policies, assigning education resources, or defining student quotas.
He will be joined by Dongfeng Qi, Sheng Zhong, Sifang Wu, Lijin Xu and Jun Yang of Education Policy Observers to describe why they believe that focusing on ethnic identity avoids the real causes of poor educational performance. It risks dividing us along ethnic and racial lines and does not promote the common good.
Our September 25 program will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Calvary Lutheran Church, 6817 Antrim Rd, Edina, MN 55439. The evening will begin at 6:00 pm with an opportunity to welcome our presenters and greet one another after the summer break. At 6:30 pm, we will make available a light meal of sandwiches, chips, dessert, and a beverage.
Please RSVP at the bottom of this page to let us know if you will join us for a light meal or if you will be coming just for the presentation. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm.
Our monthly Republican happy hour networking event is coming up on Monday evening, October 8. "Pints & Politics" will once again be hosted by the great people of Senate Districts 49 and 50 (Edina, Richfield, and Bloomington).
We will return to Poor Richard's Commonhouse, 8301 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington. We invite you to come by for a beer and catch up on all things political. We will have the party room off the terrace from 5 PM to 7:30 PM. We will also have a selection of Republican candidate lawn signs that you can take home and proudly display!
We welcome any Republican in the metropolitan area. If you are a Minnesota Republican who commutes through Bloomington, take a break and join us. Poor Richard's is a short distance from 494 and Highway 100/Normandale Blvd, so rather than suffering through rush hour, turn it into a happy hour and enjoy a draft.
We have ordered some of Poor Richard's great appetizers, so we would appreciate your help in planning for this event. Please CLICK HERE to RSVP so we can have enough appetizers on hand. We are asking for $5 at the door to cover our costs. See you there!
Elephants in the Room
The "Elephants in the Room" are three young women who have extensive experience with navigating the tense and often hostile campus culture that exists today for conservative students. Pictured at left (from left to right), Emma Wagner, Hannah Keil, and Laura Anderson will be providing an honest and personal glimpse of the REAL environment on Minnesota campuses as well as giving insights into university bureaucracy, workforce culture, and what we can all do to help support conservative college students.
Laura Anderson - Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish & HR as well as a Master's Degree in Spanish. Currently working in Human Resources.
Hannah Keil - Graduate of the University of Minnesota, Duluth with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance & HR as well as Political Science. Currently working as a Senior Financial Analyst.
Emma Wagner - Emma Wagner is a 2017 Wayzata High School graduate, currently attending the University of Minnesota studying Finance and German. She is a member of the College Republicans and serves as Vice President of Minnesota Students for Liberty.
Views of the New Political Landscape
Election Day is rapidly approaching, and soon we will know the results. The voters of Minnesota have some clear choices. When they make their choices known, what will it mean?
Where Do We Go From Here? That is the theme of our annual, post-election day “Fall Conversation”. We are in the process of putting together an insightful panel, to be announced shortly. They will share their thoughts and field your questions based on the election results.
Our “Fall Conversation” includes a social hour enhanced by a wine tasting starting at 6:30 pm on Friday, November 16 at the Edina Country Club. Please scroll down to RSVP and be a part of the discussion.
Elections clearly have consequences. Are we looking at increased taxes or tax reform? Do Minnesotans want greater choices in health care or a single payer system? What will be the dynamic between the new governor and the legislature? This is your chance to ask the questions that are important to you. Please join us!