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Meet Gena Marker: The librarian who purchased graphic books spreading gender ideology

By Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
March 13, 2023
By Anna Miller and Sam Dorman  IFF’s recent article about public school libraries circulating radical, obscene books has naturally prompted outrage. People want questions answered. Why, for example, would any school official think it’s appropriate to teach kids how to masturbate or normalize polyamory? How could a school district that’s supposedly accountable to taxpayers be […]

Idaho budget writers again give cover to leftism on college and university campuses

By Wayne Hoffman
March 9, 2023
While other Republican-controlled states are making moves to contain the leftism incubators that are their public colleges and universities, Idaho lawmakers are gearing up to do the opposite. The Legislature’s budget committee voted Thursday to continue funding woke positions and programs at Boise State University, the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, and Lewis-Clark State […]

“Cronyism” triggers committee chair in Idaho senate

By Ronald M. Nate, Ph.D.
March 8, 2023
Want to know how to get escorted out of a committee hearing in the Idaho capitol? It’s easy; just shine a light on how a proposed bill benefits the donors to Governor Little. That’s what I did, and the committee chair, Senator Kevin Cook, immediately called for a state police officer to escort me from […]

Idaho school libraries promote radical sexual agendas and pornographic material

By Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
March 6, 2023
By Anna K. Miller and Sam Dorman  Idaho school libraries have become facilitators for a national far-left agenda that warps both sex and gender through exposure to pornographic material as well as noxious propaganda. School libraries are part of a learning environment that, along with other public libraries, serve as a "catalyst that keep[s] students […]

The Sex-Ed Industrial Complex

By Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
March 3, 2023
Gender ideology pervades public schools, even in red states. Even in Idaho. Idaho’s public schools have assumed an outsized role in sex education. School libraries make pornographic books available to minors. School districts teach radical sex education to kids. How is this happening?  Planned Parenthood and its affiliates, funded by the federal government, are the […]

School choice prospects still alive in Idaho, despite significant setback

By Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
February 28, 2023
By Kaitlyn Shepherd and Anna K. Miller The House Education Committee entertained presentations on three draft bills this morning, showing that efforts to give Idaho students at least some form of school choice are still alive, despite a significant setback yesterday on the Senate floor where 23 Senators voted to kill Senate Bill 1038, a […]

Idaho’s School Choice Plan Must Be Really Good, Leftist Media Uses Sketchy Sources to Attack It

By Ronald M. Nate, Ph.D.
February 24, 2023
Idaho is on the cusp of passing legislation to truly benefit students who desperately need education opportunities different than they get in public schools. Senate bill S1038 creates annual Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) of $5,950 available to K-12 students in Idaho. The fiscal note about the cost of the program estimates 6,600 Idaho students would […]

West Ada administrators evade, obfuscate facts about pornographic books in school library

By Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
February 23, 2023
By Anna K. Miller, Sam Dorman and Scott Yenor Leadership within the West Ada school district has offered a misleading and evasive set of answers — including outright contradictions — regarding the circulation of two pornographic books that promote radical ideas about gender. We have been told that one of these books was in circulation, […]

Refuting false claims about SB 1038, Freedom in Education Savings Accounts

By Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
February 22, 2023
By: Kaitlyn Shepherd and Anna K. Miller The Idaho Senate will soon vote on SB 1038, the Freedom in Education (FIE) Savings Account Act, which would establish education savings accounts (ESAs) that would be available to every K-12 student in Idaho and provide $5,950 per year for families to use to completely customize their child’s […]

ICFP’s analysis of SB1038 doesn't add up

By Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
February 22, 2023
Editor’s note: This article was written by Martin Leuken, Director of Fiscal Policy and Analysis at EdChoice, in response to a study by the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy. Republished with permission. Based on experiences of states that have had choice programs operating for decades, Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy’s analysis does not make sense. […]
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