Legislation and Important Updates

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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Parental Rights and Other Important Legislation

Parental Rights and Other Important Legislation

The Legislature has now been in session for almost two months.  There have been a few ups but mostly a lot of downs.  Legislators are telling us they’re not hearing from many parents and aren’t feeling a lot of urgency to move forward to eliminate Common Core and its associated programs. Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (& the […]

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Parental Bill of Rights- Action Needed

Filed in Legislation and Important Updates by on February 25, 2014 1 Comment

Rep. Janet Trujillo District 33 “The Supreme Court has time and again affirmed the well established principle that parents possess a right to control the upbringing of their children: “The custody, care and nurture of the child resides first in the parents, whose primary function and freedom include preparation for obligations the state can neither […]

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Legislative Update

First, there is Goedde’s data-privacy protection bill  S1296.  It is not a good bill and we won’t be supporting it at all.  It does very little because it defers to FERPA. We hope to have a better Data Privacy Bill done quickly. Second, Janet Trujillo’s Parental Rights Bill H0499.  It needs our full support, DeMordaunt […]

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Parental Bill of Rights

Did you know that Idaho doesn’t have a Parental Bill of Rights?  Representative Janet Trujillo wants to change that,  particularly in regards to parental rights and education.  She has written a wonderful bill that you should read and support.  (It’s only one page long and it makes sense.) Here’s just a little of what it says […]

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Urgent Action Needed!

We have our first opportunity to let our Education Committee know how we feel about children’s privacy. They are meeting on September 12, WW55 from 8:30 to 4:30.  The agenda is full, and does not include any dissenting voices.  educationmeetingagenda The Data Quality Campaign will be represented.  “In September 2009 every state committed to implement the 12 […]

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Iowa Senator Grassley Launches Effort to Prohibit Common Core Funding

Filed in Legislation and Important Updates by on April 18, 2013 0 Comments

  Senator Chuck Grassley announced a bill to defund Common Core.  Take a moment today to let our Senators know that we would like Idaho to support this effort.       Crapo, Mike – (R – ID) Class III 239 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510 (202) 224-6142 Contact: www.crapo.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm       Risch, James E. – […]

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