Politics: Note What Republicans Do

                I don’t care about your facts.  I can hate the President if I want.  I hated the last one, and, I’ll probably hate the next one, too.”                 “Obama is such a liar.  You know the hospital in Kenya where he claims he was born wasn’t even built yet?”                 “We don’t need …

Education: Attack on Teacher Rights

by Brenda Angel To the Idaho State Board of Education, Tuesday, October 21, 2014 From the very beginning of Mr. Luna’s tenure, he has tried to force, what he calls, “teacher incentives” upon the K through twelve education system in Idaho. But his so-called incentives, have proven over and over again to be unwelcome to …

Education: Funding based on test scores fails kids

Levi Cavener    [Published in the Idaho-Press Tribune on July 21, 2014] National Education Secretary Arne Duncan wants to tie test scores for special education students to the amount of money a state receives from the federal government for reimbursement of special education services. States that send back high test scores for special education students will …

Idaho politics: Voters support Dems on issues

Judy Ferro     [Published by the Idaho Press-Tribune June 30, 2014] Enough.  We’ve heard the message.  Political pundits in four states have echoed it.  “The Idaho Republicans may be at war with one another, but the Democrats can’t win.”   Sometimes they add, “because of Idaho’s demographics.” Predicting Republican victories at this point tends to suppress voter …