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: Tweaks and Tests Don’t Make Kids Smarter

by Judy Ferro       [ Published in the Idaho-Press Tribune on August 25, 2014}      A parent recently asked me what I thought of the Common Core Standards. I didn’t get a chance to reply, and it is perhaps as well. I don’t have a good answer. I’ve seen too many educational programs promoted with great optimism that …