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House Bill 579: Relating to Sex Education

House Bill 579: Relating to Sex Education By Stephanie Gifford and Julianne Young The sex education bill has been rewritten and is now House Bill 579 (H579). The new version replaces the previous draft (HB 414) and includes language that confirms some of our strongest objections. Parents who wish to maintain their legal rights and […]

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Science Standards- Action Needed Now!

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 13, 2018 0 Comments

This needs to happen today.  The Senate Education Committee meets Wednesday, February 14th at 3:00 p.m.   Fellow Idahoans. We need your help today! The adoption or rejection of Idaho’s proposed science standards has been highly politicized and this hurts children and teachers. Know that there is an organized movement that wants to legislate content. […]

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The “Science” of Fear Mongering

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 6, 2018 0 Comments
The “Science” of Fear Mongering

By Mila Wood Idahoans For Local Education would like to thank the NCSE for joining the “fear mongers for bad policy” campaign.   This entity sent this article out to shame our elected ed committee into capitulating to a bad policy request by our unelected bureaucracy. The people have spoken, we do not want the state legislating “CONTENT.“ I’m not exactly  sure how on […]

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Last Year’s Dodged Bullet Back Again, Science Standards

Last Year’s Dodged Bullet Back Again, Science Standards

Last  year our Senate and House Education Committees decided against adopting the Next Generation Science Standards.  But like all bad ideas, they’re back again this year with new life.  Thursday, February 1 and Friday,  February 2  the House Education Committee will hear from the State Department of Education regarding these national science standards.   A […]

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House Bill 414: Relating to Sex Education, The Deleting of Family

Filed in Uncategorized by on January 28, 2018 2 Comments

House Bill 414: Relating to Sex Education By Stephanie Gifford A new bill has been introduced relating to sex education. It is HB 414 (https://legislature.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sessioninfo/2018/legislation/H0414.pdf ) and will be heard soon in the House Education Committee, possibly even this coming week. This bill takes four sections of Idaho Code and reduces them to one section. […]

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Blue Lines Matter

Filed in Uncategorized by on September 26, 2017 0 Comments
Blue Lines Matter

Mila Wood   “The Common Core thus paves the way for education that is ever more test driven, that begins with tests and ends with tests, where teaching to the test is the only option left because the textbooks and and the tests were written and vetted by the same company.” Ana Kamenetz   These […]

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Idaho Should Replace the SBAC/ISAT Test

Filed in Uncategorized by on August 3, 2017 0 Comments

Idaho Should Replace the SBAC/ISAT Test By Mila Wood With the assumption that a summative test is the best way to prove to the federal government that Idaho students are successful, there are a number of issues to choose from that make the SBAC/ISAT test a bad idea for Idaho. Aside from it being an […]

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Too Much SBAC Testing Pressure on Young Children!

Filed in Uncategorized by on May 22, 2017 0 Comments

by Mila Wood   FIRST DO NO HARM?   Helping parents and teachers navigate the ugly federal ed reforms is rarely ever filled with sunshine and sugar cookies. Instead, it’s filled with frustrated parents, sad, crying kiddos and some school administrators that refuse to acknowledge parental rights. So, after weeks of dealing with this—in my […]

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Buck The Core Rally

Filed in Idaho Education News by on January 5, 2017 0 Comments
Buck The Core Rally

Buck the Core Rally Planned for January 30 10:00 – 1:00 Attend in person or send your Flat Citizen. Join fellow Idahoans January 30 at the Idaho Statehouse as they meet to protest Idaho’s education reforms. Buck the Core is the theme of the rally being organized by Idahoans for Local Education and Idaho Education […]

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Parents (and Grandparents) Across America

Filed in Uncategorized by on November 11, 2016 0 Comments
Parents (and Grandparents) Across America

Idahoans for Local Education (I4LE) is an affiliate of Parents Across America . I4LE stands with Parents Across America (PAA) in their commitment to bringing the voice of public school parents – and common sense – to local, state and national debates. Because the parent perspective has been almost entirely missing in the policy proposals being […]

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