Recent Articles

More on Opting Out

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 1, 2014 0 Comments

Support Idaho Teachers.  Opt Out Now! Here is an opt out form we know works.  A superintendent in Idaho used it to opt out his children.  Simple and easy. Read this article to learn what you’re going to be told  by the school. Here are some things you can do to make it easier: Ask , “Show me [...]

Continue Reading »

Courage for the Taxpaying Parent

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 22, 2014 0 Comments

How many times have we anti-Common Core parents been told, “If you don’t like Common Core maybe you should homeschool.”  Or, “If you don’t like the tests, maybe you need to homeschool.”   How about, “If you don’t like the data collecting maybe your only option is to homeschool.”  (That last one came straight from [...]

Continue Reading »

SBAC Test Text Evidence

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 19, 2014 0 Comments

By Mila Wood  In response to Tom Luna’s release of his SBAC promotion video and “text evidence:” All along my main concerns as a parent and a tax paying citizen of our state with the SBAC test have been; 1) invasive data collection 2) the test is UNtested, UNproven and UNfinished 3) the kids’ test [...]

Continue Reading »

Responding to Parents Concerns about Refusing the Test

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 17, 2014 2 Comments
Responding to Parents Concerns about Refusing the Test

We get emails, phone calls or messages daily from parents who are confused and concerned by school administrator responses to their choice to refuse this year’s SBAC field test.   Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions. First of all, understand that it is not illegal to refuse the SBAC standardized field test.  There [...]

Continue Reading »

Russ Fulcher: Common Core Standards are Not the Answer

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 11, 2014 0 Comments

This is from Russ Fulcher’s website.   Imagine if every grocery store, hardware store, or car dealership marketed and sold the same products the same way at the same price all the time. How much incentive would there be for entrepreneurs to lead, excel, or offer superior products and services? None. This is what concerns [...]

Continue Reading »

Highlighting Misinformation

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 11, 2014 0 Comments

In January of this year a group of state superintendents sent a letter to Sec. Arne Duncan the purpose of the letter was, “ to confirm that the consortia will not share any personally identifiable 12 students with USED or any federal agency.” Dr. Karen Effrem, president of Education Liberty Watch stated, “The letter is deceptive.  The states [...]

Continue Reading »

Continuing the Conversation

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 10, 2014 0 Comments

A few weeks ago Valerie Candelaria and I had the opportunity to take part in a taping for Gem State Patriot TV, ” Common Core? Not for Idaho!.”  We  had the opportunity to continue the conversation, this time with candidate for Supt. of Public Instruction John Eynon.     Thank you once again Gem State Patriot.

Continue Reading »

My Opt-Out Story

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 3, 2014 2 Comments

My Opt-Out story. By Angela Schroath I have a daughter that is a junior at Centennial High School in the Meridian School District. I wanted to opt out my daughter from taking the SBAC test this year, especially because for her grade the test will yield no results, and is not required for her to [...]

Continue Reading »

HSLDA- “Building the Machine” Documentary Now Available

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 31, 2014 0 Comments

The HSLDA “Building the Machine”  documentary is now available.   Go ahead and ignore the parents, but can you really ignore the expert testimony in this documentary?   They’re people, not apples.  

Continue Reading »

Refuting “Building the Machine”- an Idaho Connection

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 29, 2014 0 Comments

Monday March 31 marks the release of the much anticipated documentary, “Building the Machine” produced by the Home School Legal Defense Association.   Evidently the Council of Chief State School Officers is concerned about this movie.  They have a set of talking point that are embargoed until March 31. Somehow someone at The Missouri Education Watchdog [...]

Continue Reading »

Opting Out FAQ

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 26, 2014 0 Comments

Mary Ollie put together a slide show of FAQ’s and documents regarding parental rights and the importance of opting out.  This is a great presentation that will help answer the questions you may have regarding your rights as a parent to opt your children out of the tests.  If you need a little encouragement to, “screw your courage [...]

Continue Reading »