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You’re Invited

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You’re Invited

  Saturday 10 AM join us for an information meeting.  (Click on picture to enlarge.) Then don’t forget the Opt out webinar by Kathleen Jasper of Conversationed.com.  Sunday August 24th, 2pm MDT.  Register here  to learn more about opting out. Get informed, get empowered and BOYCOTT the test.

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Little Parent Input On Data Bill

Filed in Uncategorized by on August 18, 2014 0 Comments

It has come to our attention that Superintendent Luna is telling parents that I spent many hours in Senator Goedde’s office crafting the new data bill.  Therefore parents should be secure in knowing their student’s data is safe.  This is just not accurate Stacey Knudsen and myself were invited to a meeting in Senator Goedde’s office [...]

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Idaho and ConversationEd

Filed in Uncategorized by on August 17, 2014 0 Comments

This nice little piece was on ConversationEd.com    Dear Ed Inquiry, Below is a letter that comes from our state DOE to be sent our when parents they request to OPT OUT of the test. What would be your opinion on our best rebuttal as parents?  Also, is this form letter consistent with what you are [...]

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Ginni Thomas interviews Jane Robbins

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Ginni Thomas interviews Jane Robbins

Listen to legal expert Jane Robbins of the American Principles Project explain the main concerns of Common Core. Whereas self-determination and families used to guide students in choosing their career path, proponents of Common Core think they know better when it comes to jobs that communities supposedly need…  “Techno-progressives” in local and federal governments are [...]

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Frankenstein: Idaho’s $37.9 Million Inept Data Monster

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Levi Cavener does it again.   Idaho could benefit from examining the successful models of several States and hiring a professional grant writer and some technical experts who could better inform the development of a better-conceived application to fund the work that the State so desperately needs. Such was the scathing critique by the US Department [...]

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The Canary in the Mine

Filed in Uncategorized by on August 2, 2014 0 Comments

The beginning of this video is very humorous until you realize they’re talking about our children’s education.   New York is the canary in the mine, and it’s not doing well. Idaho, shouldn’t we be learning from the experiences of other states who are further ahead in implementing Common Core?

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Skirting the System: AP US History

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Now that we have education reform in English Language Arts and Math, along with the Next Generation Science Standards coming down the line, are you ready to learn what they have in store for AP  US History or APUSH? Join a Nationwide Conference Call to hear how the AP’s new U.S. History Framework is pushing curriculum [...]

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Student Privacy? WHAT PRIVACY?

Filed in Uncategorized by on July 31, 2014 0 Comments

As August approaches thoughts turn back to school. While parents are concerning themselves with papers and pencils, there is one more thing they should be worried about, their family’s privacy. The question is often asked about how many of the data points are going to be collected. Watch this video: Next, go read this lengthy put important [...]

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Bad Human Capital

Filed in Uncategorized by on July 27, 2014 0 Comments

Human capital.  That’s how students, teachers and  regular citizens are often being referred to lately by the likes of the National Governor’s Association and Bill Gates.  Apparently, we’re not individuals to be valued as such, we’re cattle - only valuable for what we can provide others. Levi Cavener, in his latest post on his blog Idaho’s [...]

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Glenn Beck Resources

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Glenn Beck’s We Will Not Conform broadcast listed a number of documents, articles and other resources.    I have them listed here in one spot ready and waiting for your reading/watching/researching pleasure: (All the Idaho-specific documents listed in this plan are here below.) Controlling Education From the Top  Pioneer Institute White Paper Collection Common Core Fact [...]

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