Minnesota Teacher Licensing and a Call to Action

Parents and educators: This is coming to Minnesota this fall if we don’t stand against it now!

The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) is a governor-appointed board involved in the licensing of all teachers in Minnesota in both public and private schools. This board holds teacher employment captive: essentially saying you will demonstrate that you will teach these things or you will have no job.

What do they say our teachers need to demonstrate? See the commentary below.

Teachers must demonstrate a Marxist worldview to obtain their teaching license – CPL Action

This licensing board overrides the state legislature, school boards, administrators, parents, and teachers, and decides what your children should learn via teacher licensing. If the board passes these standards, your children and family will not be able to get away from this Marxist worldview (short of homeschooling or moving out of the state). If you are a teacher and don’t agree with this worldview, you won’t be able to avoid it anymore if you want to keep your Minnesota teaching license.

Call to Action:

PELSB Board Meeting
Friday, August 12, 2022 at 9:30am

The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board will have its next board meeting on Friday, August 12. Please note, this meeting will occur in St. Paul, MN. The public can attend this board meeting virtually or in-person.

In-Person Attendance

1021 Bandana Blvd. E., Suite 222
St. Paul, MN 55108-5111

For virtual attendance link or audio only via phone information, go to the PELSB calendar

To request to make a public comment, go the public comment section their calendar page and register in advance.

PELSB Virtual Hearing
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 9:00pm

PELSB is proposing amendments to Minnesota Rules, chapter 8710.  Chapter 8710 contains the state’s licensure rules for teachers, including the requirements to obtain and renew teaching licenses and permissions.  Additionally, chapter 8710 contains the required pedagogical standards (“Standards of Effective Practice”) for teachers and license-specific standards.

PELSB has scheduled a virtual hearing on the proposed changes to the rules for Wednesday, August 24, 2022, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Hearing Details tab gives information on how to participate in the hearing. See the link below.

Licensing and Academic Standards / Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) (mn.gov)

Contact Governor Walz and tell him what you think about the licensing board’s rule changes. He’s the one that appointed them. (And don’t forget this is an election year for him.)

Contact / Office of Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan (mn.gov)

Thank you for speaking up for our children.

Wondering what Marxism is? A 12-minute Jordan Peterson video will give you the basics of Marxism and the implications of it in a society.