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Planned Parenthood-backed sex ed is in these 14 schools

Reprinted with permission of the Idaho Freedom Foundation The Center for American Education has obtained a list of middle and high schools delivering Planned Parenthood-endorsed sex education curriculum known as Reducing the Risk (RTR) . According to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW), six out of seven of Idaho’s public health districts implemented […]

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John Livingston

Keep It Simple

I watched “The Idaho Debates” Public Superintendent of Scholls Debate on Idaho Public TV two nights ago and I came away with two big questions: From what I was able to ascertain during the hour-long discussion was that it serves as a conduit to distribute taxpayer monies from the Federal and State to local school […]

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John Livingston

Has America Lost its Roots?

Our apple trees are not doing well so I called a “tree doctor” to attend to our problem. He came to the front door wearing a white lab coat—medical doctors don’t even wear lab coats anymore, do they? Each of our trees only produced about a dozen apples this year, when in years past, we […]

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Idaho’s Government Offers ‘Porn Literacy’ and Other Corrupting Practices to K-12 Students

Printed with permission of the Idaho Freedom Foundation Idaho’s Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) implements sex education curriculum endorsed by Planned Parenthood in schools. The curriculum and training for sex education facilitators is purchased from an interest group that promotes queering education and normalizing the consumption of pornography.  Idaho law requires sex education taught […]

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Little Proposes more spending for Education in Special Session

This surplus should be returned to Idahoans for Tax Relief Greetings Idaho State Legislator: CC: Governor Little and Lt. Governor McGeachin: Idaho’s Education Dept. received a 29% increase in spending in the past two years including taxpayer funded health care. Unfortunately test scores in our schools do not seem to be improving in relationship to […]

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CDA School Election: Eight Million Dollars for Ten Years!

You may be asking yourself why are we voting on a school maintenance election on August 30th less than ten weeks before the general election on November 4th? The County Clerk, Jim Brannon, asked the same question at a County Commissioner meeting on July 19th where he said the cost of this “special election” would […]

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John Livingston

Racism in Medical Education

Higher education has become obsessed with “woke culture.” I graduated from Medical School at THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY in 1976. Already at that time “sensitivity training” and cultural awareness programs were starting up. These were not in the basic or clinical sciences but could be found in Public Health Departments. The Department of Engineering at […]

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Op-Ed: Who will pay for eight new West Ada Schools?

IP article 4-8-22 “West Ada outlines need for 8 additional schools” This is a problem for the Legislature to resolve and frankly is simple mathematics. The Concerned Citizens of Canyon County Committee, during the past three years has been urging the legislature to give school districts the ability to use impact fees for new school […]

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John Livingston

The Facts of Sex and Love

Sex and love are complex issues that have been addressed Biblically since Adam and Eve. A legislator two days ago threatened to read “Biblical smut” on the floor of the Idaho House as he debated against what Betsy Hustle Russell (HR) called the “anti-trans bill”—though the words “anti-trans aren’t found in the bill. Nobody that […]

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John Livingston

Human Sexuality 101

Children are extremely impressionable. They are easy to persuade. They lack an understanding of the moral predicates that should become the foundation for the philosophy that will determine how they make decisions as they move through life. Sexuality is a complex issue that requires an understanding of biology, genetics, psychology, and most importantly a spiritual […]

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Social Emotional Learning

In 2019 the Idaho State Department of Education (ISDE) Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra planned to request a 2021 budget of $1.99 billion. $1 million of that money was to be used for the development and implementation of training for Idaho educators in social-emotional learning (SEL). That request went nowhere pretty fast.  The Collaborative […]

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Restoring America through Classical Education – Part I

Over the past month, I have had the distinct opportunity to visit the Treasure Valley Classical Academy which opened my eyes as to how we can restore our country. Upon entering this old rehabilitated school in Fruitland, Idaho, I was reminded of the grammar school I attended when I was a child. Upon entering I […]

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