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You’re funding Idaho’s bloated DEI bureaucracy

Republished article with permission of the Idaho Freedom Foundation A recent Idaho Freedom Foundation report revealed that Idaho’s public university system is spending nearly $6 million on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) administrators. A previous estimate in February 2022, found that spending on DEI administrators across Idaho’s higher education system was around $2.2 million. In two […]

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Idaho budget writers again give cover to leftism on college and university campuses

This article published with permission of the Idaho Freedom Foundation While other Republican-controlled states are making moves to contain the leftism incubators that are their public colleges and universities, Idaho lawmakers are gearing up to do the opposite. The Legislature’s budget committee voted Thursday to continue funding woke positions and programs at Boise State University, […]

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John Livingston

Pedagogy vs Curriculum the Hidden Agenda

I listened on Idaho in Session to the JFAC Budget Committee hearings and the questioning of the Presidents of Idaho’s State Funded Universities. The President of the Idaho State Board of Education Kurt Liebeck admitted that the State Board of Education “hasn’t spent one second talking about Critical Race Theory (CRT)”. I doubt that Mr. […]

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Get Ready for Another Gas Tax Hike

On Friday, it was announced that Governor Little will host state-wide sustainable transportation funding roundtables with business and local leaders around the state to deal with Idaho’s unprecedented growth. The Governor said, “Before and during the pandemic, Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the nation. Idaho simply will not keep up with that growth if […]

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Time to call out the Bigots

I would like to file a complaint with the Idaho Human Rights Commission against the administration of Boise State University and The State Board of Education. My complaint would be that the single most important diversity program at that institution has been marginalized and harmed over the past two years by the actions of authorities […]

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Public Education – Feeding the Beast

When will it end? How much is enough? Once again, State Education has its hands in our pockets. Like drilling a well, they won’t stop even when they do hit the ‘gusher‘ of public funding. As a youngster, I was taught that taking something from someone against their will is wrong! Asking for money with […]

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Op-Ed by Victoria Mayer, President of Boise State Young Republicans

In Reply to a published article by Boise State Young Democrats President on the future of American higher education I recently organized a campus debate, “The Future of American Higher Education” regarding diversity and inclusion programs at Boise State University. It was a joint effort between College Republicans and Young Democrat clubs. Over 450 people […]

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Congratulations to Both Sides of the Boise State Diversity Debate

One point was made that made me reconsider a small corner of my position. Mat Erpelding, the Minority leader in the Idaho House, related a story that was interesting but not relevant to the issue. He is an Assistant Professor of Recreational Studies. When he held a similar position at Texas A&M he had 20 […]

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The Transition of the Treasure Valley

The growth in the Treasure Valley is not going to stop until you elect officials who are not tied to the campaign contributions of the developers who are in control of the politicians. When I first moved to the Treasure Valley from New Meadows in 2004, it was still a beautiful, uncrowded community with a […]

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Here come the Clowns

Why are Liberals so sensitive when someone makes fun of them? We are speaking about the depiction of the new President of Boise State University as a clown. I only wish there were more clown pictures of the people in our education system to whom we pay obscene amounts of money for teaching our children […]

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Trump’s Executive Order for Colleges – How Idaho is affected

Trump’s executive order will directly affect Boise State University in a punitive manner. Former Boise State President Bob Kustra’s stated goal was to transform Boise State into a “metropolitan research university of distinction” shortly after his 2003 arrival. Transforming Boise State came at the cost of having undergraduate students as their primary customer; this meant […]

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Have the money follow the students in higher education

A friend of mine, that passed away years ago, believed there were 4 or 5 “P’s” when it came to politics. Four definite “P’s” were power, prestige, profit, and program; I believe these are self-explanatory. My friend’s fifth optional “P” involved a female body part. (I have purposefully left out this fifth “P” word.) I […]

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