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LIVE: Idaho Legislature takes up Little's surrender bill...

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LIVE: Idaho Legislature takes up Little's surrender bill...

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“As taxpayers and as parents, we have the right to walk into the school building and observe our child at any time, but the schools have made any parent who says that into an outcast."

“In first grade, my daughter Franki switched to a different school and went from being successful to having huge problems. She was getting in trouble all the time and was later diagnosed with autism and ADHD. That was the beginning of a really big struggle with the school system. After she was physically restrained by an adult, we decided to home-school.”

“When she was 10, we moved to Boise and finally found a public school that had a fantastic principal and teachers, and she had a great fifth-grade year. Then COVID hit.”

“She started middle school in 6th grade and had a mask exemption, but her teacher discriminated against her for it. The whole situation made her pretty much this other person, and things escalated to the day that the lieutenant governor lifted the mask mandate.” 

“Because she was so emotionally invested and her interpretation of what happened might be off, I asked the principal if I could go into the classroom with her. He refused but brought the teacher to a conference room to meet with me.” 

“While we were talking, another student got engaged in a disagreement with my daughter over masks. It escalated until the other student pulled her mask down and spat on my child. The spitting was one thing, but the way the principal refused to handle it was worse. He wouldn’t do anything that I felt would keep her safe at that school. So, Franki made the choice not to go back.” 

“Then, I ran into the founder of Cornerstone Learning Academy. Franki went from having so many issues in school to a safe environment where the teachers loved her, met her on her level, and respected her. Now she’s learning. She had the best school year of her whole life there in seventh grade – a year that's typically hard for kids.” 

“Everybody in the school system has felt stuck, thinking they can’t change things because it’s the law, but during COVID, they changed all the rules – and they didn't wait for a legislative session to do it.” 

Angela Smithee
Boise, Idaho 

#idaho #education
“I always said, ‘I'm so grateful I get to be mom to my three daughters, and someone else can be their teacher.’ What the pandemic revealed is that there's no difference between mom and teacher – it's all lumped into one.”

“When COVID hit, two of our daughters were in public district schools and the third wasn’t in school yet. Online school took us hours, and then you’d click a button and everything would be gone. I thought I could do a better job. That's what gave me the courage to try it – things couldn't get worse.”

“We had never considered homeschooling so, like a lot of people, I didn’t have a concept of what it looked like. It’s not taking the public school format and bringing it home. We add practical life applications to what we’re studying so, when we’re studying trees, we go hiking and look for them. When we're studying money, we go to the store and they can add things up with me. It’s completely different than sitting in a classroom all day long. That model is so boring. No wonder kids hate learning and get burnt out.”

“We also moved to Idaho during that time, which is more friendly to homeschooling than California, where we’re from. Since there are so many homeschoolers in Idaho, sometimes we learn as a community, so our kids are never lacking for socialization.”

“Homeschooling has taken a total reworking in my mind of what education looks like for our family. We had to change our perspective on what our goal is for our children when they leave home, which is to be fully-functioning adults who love learning so they will keep seeking. Most of the negative things we see in our culture are caused by the breakdown of the family. So, strengthening our family has become the bigger, overarching goal and vision for homeschooling and education."

“Some of my friends say they could never homeschool. I thought those same things, but there are so many resources. It’s not for everyone, but that's the great thing about school choice: You can send your kids anywhere you want.”

Holly Stavness
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

#idaho #coeurdalene #homeschool #homeschoolmom #bebrave #family #postfalls #boise
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