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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Minnesota Republican Party Platform Opposes International Baccalaureate


Section 3, item W:
"Prohibiting state and federal support of International Baccalaureate (IB)
and the adoption of IB by local school districts."

This move by the state party is bad news for candidate Judy Johnson in Senate District 43. In fact it's bad news for all Minnetonka Republican candidates. The IB issue catalysed the formation of Tonka Focus.

Dave Eaton, the former creationist member of the Minnetonka School Board is now on the board of Southwest Christian High School in Chaska, which is a more appropriate place to push his theocratic agenda than the public schools.

The anti-gay fringe education group, Edwatch is successful in getting it's political poison into the Minnesota Republican Platform with this plank.