Response to Mr. Doyle Beck’s Guest Opinion and a message for the Idaho House of Representatives regarding HB 174 and their fear of teacher labor unions.

HB 174 is a bill that TARGETS teachers. It is an anti-teacher, anti-education bill that basically declares war on Idaho’s public schools and professional educators. As Senator Dave Lent stated during the Senate Education Committee hearing, this bill could very well be the last straw for many educators. Unfortunately, I have to count myself among that…

Atrocious Local Certification Bill Passes House, Heads to Senate Education Committee

  Atrocious Local Certification Bill Passes House, Heads to Senate Education Committee The Idaho House passed HB 221, which allows local districts to “self-certify” teachers, by a 54-13 margin, spurning testimony from professional educators who voiced opposition. Rather than addressing the root causes of Idaho’s teacher shortage, the House has opted for yet another shortcut,…