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Idaho should emulate Tennessee’s example and hold universities accountable

By Kaitlyn Shepherd
June 29, 2022
Tennessee’s Legislature passed a law that strengthens protections for free speech and resists the progressive ideology dominating the state’s public colleges and universities. This legislative victory is thanks in part to a pair of reports on the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) and the Tennessee higher education system, which were written by the Idaho Freedom […]
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Idaho should adopt social studies standards that teach kids about birthright of liberty

By Kaitlyn Shepherd
June 28, 2022
Idaho should adapt and adopt the “American Birthright: The Civics Alliance’s Model K-12 Social Studies Standards.” The standards were released yesterday by the Civics Alliance, a coalition of individuals and organizations devoted to improving civics education across the United States. The American Birthright standards are designed to give students a high-quality civics education that focuses […]
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Trans activists target Idaho students through school clubs

By Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
June 23, 2022
By: Anna Miller and Kaitlyn Shepherd Lakes Middle School in Coeur d’Alene invited children as young as 12 years old to attend a Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club meeting wherein students were taught about LGBT-related issues without parental knowledge or consent.  Parents and public officials may be tempted to think this is an isolated […]
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Idaho lawmakers need to intervene in rollout of COVID shots for babies and toddlers

By Wayne Hoffman
June 23, 2022
Idaho GOP Gov. Brad Little’s administration wasted no time this week promoting COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as six months old. The state Department of Health and Welfare announced the availability of the shots to the youngest Idahoans on Wednesday via social media. As of Thursday morning, the agency’s official website says the protocol […]
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West Ada School District to spend $125K on equity consultant endorsing CRT

By Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
June 15, 2022
By: Anna Miller and Kaitlyn Shepherd West Ada School District is spending $125K on equity consultant Education Elements to develop a districtwide strategic plan. Education Elements is a self-proclaimed anti-racist consulting firm seeking to “dismantle the systems of inequity that perpetuate oppression” in the school system and claiming that racism has “seeped into all American […]
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Rep. Ron Nate joins Idaho Freedom Foundation as senior policy fellow

By Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
June 13, 2022
The Idaho Freedom Foundation is pleased to announce that Rep. Ron Nate, a fearless conservative in the Idaho House of Representatives, has joined its policy team as a senior policy fellow. In his new role, Nate will research and write policy analyses on a variety of topics and will draw from his legislative experience. Nate […]
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Public dollars pay for Idaho gay pride events

By Wayne Hoffman
June 7, 2022
This weekend, satanists, drag queens, and anti-gun advocates will help the North Idaho Pride Alliance celebrate gay pride -- and public dollars will also help pay for it via money appropriated by state lawmakers.  The North Idaho Pride Alliance’s Pride in the Park boasts a number of sponsorships, including the ACLU of Idaho, the Satanic […]
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Idaho Republican primary shows that supporting education choice pays off

By Kaitlyn Shepherd
June 3, 2022
Much has already been correctly observed about the results of last month’s Republican primary in Idaho, but it is worth highlighting the major shakeup that the Senate Education Committee will experience. Several incumbent committee members, including Sen. Jim Woodward and Sen. Ryan Kerby, failed to secure the party’s nomination. Overall, the results of May’s primary […]
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Food for thought: Biden leverages school lunch programs to further his woke agenda in Idaho

By Niklas Kleinworth
June 2, 2022
The Biden administration's announcement last month that will punish school districts that do not accept and cater to gender fluidity among students should be a wake up call for Idaho parents and elected officials. There are actions lawmakers, the governor, and school boards can take immediately to protect students from the White House’s woke agenda. […]
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Conservatives came out on top in May 2022 primary elections

By Wayne Hoffman
May 19, 2022
I gather from the phone calls and emails I’m getting that people don’t realize what a monumentally successful night conservatives had in Idaho’s primary election on Tuesday. This one was one for the record books, and it could help usher in a new chapter in Idaho’s political history.  The Idaho Senate, commonly known for the […]
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