Snowflakes or Reasoning Adults – It’s the Parents’ Choice

Snowflakes or Reasoning Adults – It’s the Parents’ Choice

— Published with Permission of AmericanPolicy.org — Our nineteenth-century legal theory (individual right, contract, ‘a man can do what he likes with his own,’ etc.) was based on the conception of the separate individual. – Mary Parker Follett, The New State...
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Do Idaho’s Universities and State Board of Ed Respect Constitutional Rights?

Do Idaho’s Universities and State Board of Ed Respect Constitutional Rights?

Too often, the Idaho State Board of Education gets it wrong. The Idaho Statesman was recently debating whether the Board should be split to create a separate board of higher education. The Board has a history of trusting university officials...
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A Classical Education Primer

A Classical Education Primer

What exactly is a “classical Christian school?” Most people hearing this description today would have little idea what it means. The term “classical” refers to a very specific set of education principles, but many people today might d...
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Political correctness, just one tool in the arsenal of sustainability

Political correctness, just one tool in the arsenal of sustainability

— Published with Permission of AmericanPolicy.org — “At its worst, political correctness is nothing different from Orwell’s Newspeak – an attempt to change the way people think by forcibly changing the way they speak.” Urban Dictiona...
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A Rebuttal to Those Who Don’t Want to Arm Teachers

A Rebuttal to Those Who Don’t Want to Arm Teachers

There is an interesting and divisive debate going on around the country. The debate centers around arming school teachers/staff to provide extra security for students. I want to lay out some of the common excuses I hear to not arm...
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Common Core ‘Free,’ Judeo-Christian, Classical Education for Your Children Does Exist – An Invitation

Common Core ‘Free,’ Judeo-Christian, Classical Education for Your Children Does Exist – An Invitation

Please see meeting invitations at end of the article. This quote, “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children,” came from the great Walter Elias Disney. Truer words were never spoken, because our children’s education, good or ...
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Inspiring and Engaging the Next Generation

Inspiring and Engaging the Next Generation

How do we interest the next generation of American citizens to be informed and engaged in the political process? An approach that utilizes the schools our sons and daughters or grandchildren attend appears to be a promising avenue. Most high...
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Putting Mass School Shootings into Perspective

Putting Mass School Shootings into Perspective

When a shocking tragedy like the recent Parkland, Florida mass school shooting takes place, the media keeps it in the headlines for days. Television inundates our senses with sights and sounds that reinforce the human emotion of the calamity while...
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Insight into School Safety Relating to Shootings

Insight into School Safety Relating to Shootings

We “need to do something” about school shootings! We need “Gun Control!” What to do? I am a largely retired civilian and law enforcement trainer who now does expert witness testimony in use of force cases primarily. I have a...
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Parkland, What we aren’t being told

Parkland, What we aren’t being told

Too many things don’t add up regarding the Parkland shooting. The perp was visited 39 times by police (Broward Sheriff says that is a lie…it was only 23 times) The first responder LEOs waited outside. The FBI was warned and...
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Barbarians at the School House Door

Barbarians at the School House Door

— Published with Permission of AmericanPolicy.org — The barbarians have finally broken down the school doors and are now plundering knowledge. Books are their target. Banning them is the goal. In New York City, administrators at the Life Sciences Secondary...
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A Proposed Hillsdale-College-Affiliated Charter School is coming to Idaho

A Proposed Hillsdale-College-Affiliated Charter School is coming to Idaho

Treasure Valley Classical Academy We are proud to announce that a charter school in the Hillsdale College tradition is coming to Payette County, Idaho with a proposed opening date of fall 2018. Hillsdale College, in Hillsdale, Michigan, is staunch defender...
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