We know which lawmakers will toss Common Core, write new content standards

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Idahoans finally know which state lawmakers will serve on a 10-member joint interim committee tasked with rewriting state’s education content standards, which will likely put Common Core out to pasture for good.  Sen. Steven Thayn, R-Emmett, will co-chair the Legislature’s Study of the Idaho Content Standards interim committee. State Rep. Gary Marshall, a freshman Republican from Idaho Falls, will serve …

Parents: Returning to government schools is not your only option

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One of the most extreme, inhuman and inhumane extrapolations of the new Covid-era rules are the conditions being put up to reopen public schools. Around the world, students are being conditioned, against their human design, to live a post-apocalyptic obedience regimen. In the Netherlands, students sit at their desks separated by clear partitions. In Taiwan, photos show students similarly arranged, …

House committee votes to repeal Common Core. What’s next for the standards?

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On Wednesday morning, House Education Committee members voted 10 to 5 to repeal the Idaho Content Standards, more commonly known as Common Core standards.  The vote came after nearly two hours of passionate debate amongst legislators, who had previously heard nearly nine hours of public testimony on the topic.  Only committee Democrats, plus House Education Committee Chair Lance Clow, R-Twin …

How to guarantee higher college tuition costs

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By Scott Yenor | Special to Idaho Freedom Foundation College costs continue to rise. Columbia, the nation’s tuition leader this past academic year, has seen its price tag climb yet again, to about $60,000 annually for tuition alone, bringing its total annual cost to over $75,000, when counting room and board. Ivy League schools are not alone. For two generations, …

Moon: Idahoans won’t be ignored about Common Core

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State Rep. Dorothy Moon | Guest opinion Common Core is exactly what we thought it was. Try telling that to the Idaho State Board of Education, though. The board’s members won’t hear you. Idaho adopted Common Core standards earlier this decade in hopes that the latest federal education package would solve what ails Idaho schools. It hasn’t. Achievement, as measured …

2020 resolution: Let’s talk about what ails the public education system

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One of the first lessons we learn as small children is: Honesty is the best policy Yet, in 2019, my unvarnished assessment of public schools — that government shouldn’t be in the education business — wound up being the quote that lit the media’s collective hair on fire. I also said that public schools are exceptionally good at indoctrination and …