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Student Protest against Betsy DeVos is a Product of Apathetic Parents

The student protest against Betsy DeVos at the capitol yesterday is nothing more than a product of their parents allowing our education system to be taken over by the government many years ago. Education used to be run locally in a time when parents used to belong to the PTA and attend school board meetings […]

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Damn the Iceberg! Full Steam Ahead!

Governor Otter has vowed to stay the course on his education plan. In his proposed budget message, he referred to the governor’s task force recommendations for education. This task force was formed December 2012 following the overwhelming defeat of Props 1, 2, and 3 also known as the Luna Laws. The recommendations were reported September […]

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Governor Otter’s Education Budget: Throwing Money at the Corporate State

Governor Otter has proposed several big money education items in his budget. Each builds on previous programs recommended by a task force created in 2012 and operating on information at least that old. None of the task force recommendations implemented to date have been audited to determine if the programs are worth the cost. Furthermore, […]

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Education Supply Chain Management and Control

In 1978, Pfeffer and Salancik published External Control of Organizations. The full title is “External Control of Organizations – a resource dependence perspective“. The authors make the point that those who control the resources control the organization. If an organization is dependent on outside resources then whoever controls those outside resources can control the organization. […]

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Opportunity to Advance Election Integrity and Bible Use Legislation

Idaho’s citizens have the opportunity to help advance proposed legislation for the 2017 legislative session. During the 2016 Republican convention, delegates from throughout the state passed three resolutions advocating specific legislation to be enacted by the Idaho legislature. Now is the time for those delegates and other citizens to remind the Republican legislature that “We […]

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Rally to End Common Core on the steps of the Idaho Capitol

Dear Friends & Patriots, I am writing to ask your help in a matter that we all share great concern, the education of our youth. I believe you have all seen the “man on the street” interviews that appall the conscience as to how little Americans know of their history, geography and constitutional founding. The […]

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When Education is run by Bureaucrats Our Children Lose

The Mountain Home students are only copying what is happening with sports figures, Hollywood stars and overpaid recording Divas who couldn’t recite the 1st amendment if you put it in front of them. The superintendent of this school should be exercising control at the school and redirecting the students’ energy to understanding what they are […]

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Set Education Free

A friend recently shared a photo with me in an email that caught my attention and prompted me to ponder, once again, the matter of education. In the picture, a child is asking her mother: “Why do I have to go to school?” To which the mother replies: “So you can be molded into a […]

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State Senate Candidate Bill Rutherford: Public Education Funding in Idaho

Editor’s Note: We are providing this opinion piece by Bill Rutherford, the Democrat Candidate for Idaho State Senator in District 20, in order to assist our readers in understanding their political options. Our publication of this article does not constitute an endorsement of Mr. Rutherford or his positions. This is a story about how Undisclosed […]

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You Thought the NSA was Invasive? Schools are Worse!

Parents Upset about Invasive School Registration Questions Across Idaho, parents are discussing the kinds of school registration questions being asked about their children and they are not happy. During the past week parents have expressed concerns about the amount of information they have to enter into Power School – a registration and data management software […]

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PODCAST: Bob Neugebauer interviews Stephanie Zimmerman and Mila Woods on Common Core

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What’s wrong with Idaho’s education system and what can we learn from a successful private school?

Two months ago we had an opportunity to visit The Ambrose School. This is a private not for profit Traditional Christian school with about 400 students from K-12. When we first drove onto the school grounds you would think your were visiting some billionaire’s Tudor Mansion, yet upon entering the doorway we were amazed by […]