Libraries already take reasonable steps to protect children. Three bills recently presented in the House and Senate are unnecessary.
Educators, community members and students share their opinions about Idaho education.
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Proposal for advisory vote on ‘private schools’ won’t provide good data
Idaho lawmakers voted to advance a bill that would place an advisory measure on the Idaho ballot in 2024 asking voters “should the state of Idaho direct or appropriate public tax dollars to private schools?”
Let’s hope lawmakers aren’t fooled by the privatization advocates
The Legislature is poised to make one of the most consequential decisions in our state’s 133-year history.
The Idaho Legislature needs to solve real issues
What are Republicans in power advancing? One far-right folly after another.
Governor Batt personified what it means to be an Idahoan
He was a man of many talents, including a master of the English language. He used words as a newspaper columnist sparingly, but with the skill of a surgeon to get to the art of a matter.
Idaho cannot go on using the current method of funding our buildings
It is beyond disappointing as a parent and rural school trustee to see Senate Education hold Sen. Dave Lent’s bill on school facilities funding in committee.
Extremist GOP legislators are at it again, attacking our public libraries
The folks unhappy with pornography are attacking the wrong target. Libraries don’t traffic in pornography. That is the job of the internet.
What parents say about Idaho’s Empowering Parents Program
As Idaho works to create an expanded school choice universe for families it is critical that parents have a voice in how these programs evolve and are modified over time.
Legislators need to disclose any self-interest in “school choice” bill
Any lawmaker who has children enrolled in private or religious schools or who is home schooling should clear the air.
Letter to fellow citizens and elected officials
Vouchers are a bad idea being pushed by those whose ideology is counter to the first purpose of the Preamble.