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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

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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?

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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

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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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Students Come First, Prop 3 – Redux

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Students Come First, Superintendent Luna’s attempt to ease in Common Core (see page 18), should have been a long gone memory by now.  All three propositions were soundly defeated in a very bipartisan manner by a majority of Idaho citizens during the November 2012 election.  Yet, even so, portions of these bills keep making their way […]

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Idaho, We will not Conform!

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Idaho, We will not Conform!

Now you know about Common Core.  Where do we go from here? Please join us as we gather together in one of six Idaho theaters for Glenn Beck’s We Will Not Conform event. There will be a number of inspiring and well informed panelists.  Jenny White of Restore Oklahoma Public Education fame and Emmett McGroarty from the […]

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Monday June 30 Podcast

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Kevin Miller of 580 KIDO am invited us to debate Supt. Tom Luna.  As mentioned in a previous post, the request was denied by the superintendent.  However, Kevin was still good enough to have us on and give us time to discuss our issues with Common Core.  Because of the lack of a debate, or maybe […]

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