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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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August 30th School Vote Fact Sheet

Be an Informed Voter!! The Coeur d’Alene School District is asking the voters for $80 million over the next 10 years for a variety of projects. Please use these facts as a basis for your vote next Tuesday: The vote is scheduled about 10 weeks before the general election in November. The district could have […]

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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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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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School Board Elections November 2nd

“These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.” -Deuteronomy 6:6-7 If nothing is more […]

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IFF’s School Board Candidate Survey Informs Parents, Voters on Critical Education Issues

Published with permission of the Idaho Freedom Foundation Actions of local school boards are currently at the forefront of many parents’ minds. Families and voters all over the country have been angered over school boards’ mask mandates, curricular choices, and unnecessary school closures. Ironically, voter turnout for school board elections is low. Parents who want […]

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What’s in a Name?

I have many times written with reverence about the teachers and coaches in my life who always seemed to inspire and motivate me. Almost any successful person I have known can point to specific moments and people that changed the course of their lives. The unintended consequences of the type 2 mitigation strategies that have […]

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Our Schools Need to be Opened

The overwhelming incontrovertible scientific evidence demonstrates that we should absolutely reopen our schools for pre-K to 12th grade and yet the Nation’s second largest teachers union The American Federation of Teachers is encouraging its membership to go on strike should schools reopen. Throughout the entire world and documented in the world’s medical, public health and […]

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Fear vs. Faith: What Will Our Children Learn?

Cannon Charles Martin was the Headmaster of The St. Albans School for Boys at the National Cathedral in Washington DC from 1947-1977. I met Cannon Martin on several occasions when I as a Sr. medical student at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Washington DC. My best friend Jim Clark was an English teacher at the school […]

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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 dismiss the term “classical” in this context as synonymous with a “traditional” or “ordinary” Christian school. Classical education was indeed […]

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Stop Killing Kids and Other Innocents

Everyone wants to “do something” to help another human being, especially in an emergency, like an active killer in a school or other public venue. Good people want to help. While we teach CPR, first aid, how to use a fire extinguisher if conditions permit, etc., we can also teach non-cops how to use a […]

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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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