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Idaho officials protect vaccine mandate with lies about supporting limited government

By Wayne Hoffman
July 23, 2021
Isn’t it convenient that certain members of the Idaho Legislature and Gov. Brad Little are suddenly feigning interest in limited government? They say they’re not interested in stopping government-funded Idaho hospitals and clinics from imposing a vaccine mandate on all their employees, volunteers, and vendors because they're against regulation. How disingenuous is that? Let me […]
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Biden’s preschool plan replaces the beneficial effects of parenting with government intervention

By Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
July 19, 2021
By Anna K. Miller and Niklas Kleinworth  Early education advocates want you to believe that the case for universal preschool is so concrete that questioning its track record is an act of heresy. After all, who wouldn’t want to help adorable little kids get an early start on success? But the data show universal preschool […]
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Lawmakers have immediate reason to target Big Medicine's vaccine mandate

By Wayne Hoffman
July 16, 2021
A pair of Idaho Supreme Court cases that Saint Alphonsus and St. Luke's  hospitals won on May 19 greatly expands the medical procedures that taxpayers have to cover. The additional bills could run into the tens or hundreds of millions of dollars, with no ceiling. The fleecing of taxpayers comes just as Saint Alphonsus, St. […]
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Social-emotional learning, Part 3: How did this happen in a state like Idaho?

By Anna Miller
July 16, 2021
Social-emotional learning (SEL) substitutes government authority for parents’ in children’s most intimate and personal development in pre-K-12 education. If this alone doesn’t concern parents, a transformative version of SEL is being implemented across school districts to train students to become social justice activists.  How did this happen in a state like Idaho? The advancement of […]
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The political fusion of large corporations and government is a threat to our country

By Fred Birnbaum
July 15, 2021
The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI) held its annual meeting in McCall last month, with the keynote lunchtime policy item on the agenda: diversity, equity, and inclusion. What a tragic turn for what used to be a respected organization. But this is becoming normal for large companies, such as those IACI serves.  I […]
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Legal memo regarding transgender students' use of school bathrooms

By Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
July 15, 2021
The Idaho School Boards Association recently urged school districts across the state to follow a new law regarding transgender students' use of the bathroom facilities. The law, the ISBA told districts, mandates that transgender students should be allowed to use the bathroom of their identified or gender. But no such law exists. Instead, the ISBA […]
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IFF, Chalkboard Review release toolkit for parents and teachers concerned about woke schooling

By Anna Miller
July 12, 2021
Critical race theory (CRT) has been in the news a lot lately because parents across the nation are fighting back. Idaho’s Legislature is working to restrict its role in K-12 and universities policies and curricula. But, what is CRT? In a new initiative, Critical Race Theory Toolkit, Idaho Freedom Foundation Education Policy Director Anna Miller […]
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Idaho Capital Sun newest progressive propaganda factory

By Wayne Hoffman
July 12, 2021
If you’re wondering why there’s been a lot of negative press lately about the Idaho Freedom Foundation, maybe this will help: There’s a new propaganda factory that just set up shop in our state. It’s called the Idaho Capital Sun, whose writers include expats from the infamously progressive Idaho Statesman and Idaho Education News.  The […]
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Social-emotional learning, Part 2: How SEL became a vehicle for critical race theory

By Anna Miller
June 30, 2021
Parents typically view themselves as the primary moral educators of their children and expect public schools to teach their kids basic academic disciplines like math, English, history and science. But in Coeur d’Alene District schools, more and more time is being redirected from academic instruction to social-emotional learning (SEL). Proponents of SEL call for schools […]
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Americans should be taught the truth about their country

By Wayne Hoffman
July 2, 2021
Between Independence Day and Constitution Day, I predict you’re going to hear a lot about how racism is at the heart of every aspect of this country’s political systems, from the electoral college to the right to keep and bear arms. You’ll also hear that our system of government is disproportionately more likely to hurt […]
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