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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 Dictionary “Every child in America entering school at the age of five is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain allegiances […]

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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 teachers and give you some rebuttal points to them. “Teachers have enough to worry about. […]

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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 bad determines America’s future. Today’s children are not being educated properly like we older citizens were. […]

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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 schools, community colleges, and universities allow a student to start a club at school with […]

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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 the drama is relived in front of our eyes day and night. The media milks […]

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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 lengthy 30 year plus background as a civilian/LE trainer throughout this country as well as […]

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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 did nothing. Within 48 hours the local authorities said it would take $28.5M to level […]

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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 School have ordered all textbooks rounded up and removed. Books, they say, are antiquated. Instead, […]

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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 of the United States Constitution and a leader in classical liberal arts education since 1844. […]

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What Fresh Hell is This?

The subject heading stood out from the rest of the Monday morning email deluge. I share this because the email was from a friend who had been following the 2017 session of the Idaho Legislature. The body of her correspondence detailed her frustrations with yet another bill that was up for a hearing. My friend’s […]

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Rep. Dorothy Moon: House Bill 190 Critique

Dear Patriots, A critique of House Bill 190 by Rep. Dorothy Moon. Please take a moment to read and then contact your legislators with your concerns. More taxpayer money for post-high school education, this time for those who dropped out of college previously. Maybe college should be for the best and brightest. It is difficult […]

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Boise liberals want to pass a $172.5 million school bond — Help us STOP them!

On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, the Boise School District will ask you to approve a $172.5 million bond to cover new and unnecessary spending. Fortunately, it is not too late to stop this irresponsible growth of government. We have an incredible opportunity to convince voters in the Boise School District to REJECT this reckless increase […]