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Desitin and the West Ada Recall

Filed in Uncategorized by on May 13, 2016 1 Comment
Desitin and the West Ada Recall

What do they have in common?  Read on to find out.   Local Control May 5, 2016 By: Tanya Koyle My daughter posted a picture recently of my 5-year-old granddaughter with a not so beautiful grimace on her face. Next to it was a picture of her 2-year-old sister with a mischievous smile and hands […]

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Idahoans for Local Education Speaks Out Against West Ada Trustee Recall

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Idahoans for Local Education Speaks Out Against West Ada Trustee Recall

Idahoans for Local Education, a group that works to preserve Idaho’s educational sovereignty by keeping decision making close to home, has announced that the West Ada School Trustee recall election is an attack on local control. Members of Idahoans for Local Education who live in the West Ada school district say that the recall is […]

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Opt out Info from TAE

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 21, 2016 0 Comments
Opt out Info from TAE

This was originally posted on the TAE website. I was given permission to repost it here. It’s full of great information. Opt Out Info Over the last couple of years Truth in American Education has heard from many concerned parents across the country wanting to know if and how they can opt out of state assessments, especially […]

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Cruz, More Than Just Talk.

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 4, 2016 0 Comments

Earlier we posted the Common Core Report Card.  Ted Cruz received the highest marks with an A-.  So what has Cruz done to help stop Common Core?  Below is a timeline of actions he has taken. Ted Cruz isn’t just TALKING about ending Common Core, he has taken ACTION to Stop Common Core! April 25, […]

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The Common Core Report Card

Filed in Common Core News and Updates by on February 24, 2016 0 Comments
The Common Core Report Card

One of the surprise issues in this year’s Republican Primary has been Common Core.  Out of all the candidates who supported the newest education reform package, the only one still in the race is Governor Kasich, who’s chances of winning seem very slim.  Senator Cruz  has a long standing records of opposing Common Core and Donald […]

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Common Core Does NOT Equal Excellence

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 18, 2016 0 Comments

(Washington, D.C.) – The American Principles Project Foundation has just published a new report, “Common Does Not Equal Excellent.” Focusing on the K-8 Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M), authors Erin Tuttle and J.R. Wilson provide evidence that the CCSS-M’s dictation of an instructional approach blurs the line between standards and curriculum. The standards […]

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NGSS, Not This Year

Mila Wood received the following email from Senator Steven Thayn regarding the Next Generation Science Standards’  future in Idaho:   Mila: It looks like the science standards will be rejected and reworked next year with hearings to take input. As far as the total federal funds for education it is $260.2 million which includes colleges […]

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The Establishment Strikes Back

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 16, 2015 1 Comment

By Mary Ollie   “The Establishment Strikes Back” sums up the goings on in West Ada. Concerned Citizens of West Ada School District for Trustee Recall has begun an initiative to recall four school board members. The group which includes Christine Donnell and Reid Olsen, West Ada former superintendent and former board member respectively, and […]

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School Boards Represent Parents or Government?

Filed in Idaho Education News by on November 9, 2015 1 Comment

When you voted for your school board members did you elect them to represent you or the federal government?  I’ll bet you thought they represented you, huh?  Well, it seems that some school boards feel their responsibility is to answer to the federal government first… and parents second.  The Pocatello/Chubbuck School district is leading that charge.  They recently submitted a resolution to the […]

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National Coalition Speaks Out Against ESEA Reauthorization

Filed in Uncategorized by on October 14, 2015 0 Comments

Several Idaho Groups signed on to this letter. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 13, 2015 In a coast to coast effort, parent and citizen groups, resisting the national and federal takeover of standards, testing, curriculum, and student data collection via Race to the Top and Common Core standards, are loudly voicing their concerns and opposition to […]

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