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Why Idaho Still Has Common Core

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Why Idaho Still Has Common Core

There’s been a lot said this primary cycle about who got rid of Common Core, and to be honest, it’s a little complicated. But, here’s the long and short of it as I understand it. The House Education Committee voted by a margin of 10-5 to not renew the rules that included Common Core State […]

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Mila Wood for House District 11a

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Mila Wood for House District 11a

I realize the site has been pretty quiet for the last number of years with only occasional posts here and there, but that’s another post for another day. Today we would like to do something that we have avoided in the past. In previous elections we’ve not actually endorsed candidates running for office. In some […]

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Idaho Common Core Hearings

Filed in Uncategorized by on August 15, 2019 0 Comments

In 2010 Governor Butch Otter and Superintendent of Public Instruction unilaterally signed up the state for the Common Core State Standards. Before the standards were finished and without the proper consent of the legislature. You might say they overstepped their constitutional bounds. Due to a unique set of circumstances, eight years after initial implementation, you […]

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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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Science Standards- Action Needed Now!

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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

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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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