Little chooses to fund systems, not students

Anna Miller Articles, Education Leave a Comment

Families need education options now more than ever during the coronavirus pandemic. Opposing choice, Gov. Brad Little opted to grow the public school monopoly instead of empowering families and students to select the education that best suits their needs, in Monday’s State of the State address. Little claimed fealty to respecting taxpayers by spending their money as efficiently as possible. …

There should be hell to pay for Idaho colleges’ social justice focus

Wayne Hoffman Articles, Education, Higher Education Leave a Comment

In a little more than a month, Idaho’s public colleges and universities are supposed to report to state lawmakers what they’ve done to reduce administrative bloat and get back to their core missions.  It’s hard to point to a single thing the schools have done to unwind the leftist, social justice-oriented indoctrination that has infiltrated deep into the bowels of …

Idaho teachers union vows not to strike again in response to parents’ lawsuit filed after mass “sick out”

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Articles, Education Leave a Comment

BOISE, Idaho (Nov 23, 2020) — Idaho’s largest teachers union has vowed not to shut down schools again a month after waging an illegal strike that forced 40,000 kids to stay home unexpectedly. The union’s promise comes after a group of parents sued the teachers union for illegally shutting down schools by calling into work sick en masse. The parents …

How teachers unions’ special privileges hurt students and families

Anna Miller Articles, Education Leave a Comment

Follow her on Twitter @annakate_miller Parents want nothing more than a good education for their children. Teachers unions, however, consistently act against the best interest of students. Unfortunately, the unions are winning and students are collateral. State law empowers teachers unions to control what, how, where, and with whom most children learn. This year, teachers unions have exerted this power …

Keep the schools open

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Articles, Education Leave a Comment

Dr. John M. Livingston | Medical Policy Adviser It has been known since early spring that the dreaded COVID-19 virus is less virulent, spreads less, and is less infectious in K-12 children than viruses that cause seasonal flu. If you are a teacher who is less than 70 years old, you have a 99.9% chance of recovering if you become …