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SIX THINGS THE US DEPT OF EDUCATION DID TO DEPRIVE YOUR CHILD OF PRIVACY

Filed in Uncategorized by on June 7, 2018 0 Comments

This is a summary of a post that was made in 2013. I know that was a lifetime ago but the article is still relevant. SIX THINGS THE US DEPT OF EDUCATION DID TO DEPRIVE YOUR CHILD OF PRIVACY 1. Sneaky Thing Number One: It bribed the states with ARRA Stimulus monies to build 50 […]

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Mastery-based Education – A New, Olde Idea

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 Mastery-based = competency-based = outcome-based education. None of this is new.  Four decades ago, outcome-based education was implemented and failed, so education reformers simply brought it back with a shiny new name. Maine calls it Proficiency-based; Utah, Competency-based; and Idaho, Mastery-based.  This document from 1984 shows the correlation. 1984FederallySponsoredOBEProjectHL I agree that the idea of […]

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Trusting Institutions

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 22, 2018 0 Comments

Trusting Institutions By Bill Zimmerman While discussing the new Comprehensive Sex Education standards (CSE) and a new bill that was making its way through the Idaho legislative process last month with my wife, Stephanie, I made a comment that apparently struck a chord with her and Mila Wood. Because I opened my big mouth and […]

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Testing is Upon Us

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 6, 2018 0 Comments

Spring is a wonderful time of year, except for the allegries and standardized tests that come along with it. Recently Truth in American Education ran a post about opting out of the tests.  We thought we’d share it here. Five Tips for Refusing the Test February 8, 2018 By Shane Vander Hart and J.R. Wilson […]

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AdvancEd Survey Violates Idaho Statute.

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 28, 2018 0 Comments

Several weeks ago we received a letter from a group of concerned citizens regarding the Panorama survey the State had chosen to give our student population.  As we were preparing to post the letter we were made aware that the state, who had also received the information from this group of concerned citizens, had decided […]

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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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