Category Archives: Lead

Thoughts on being a life-long learner and a defender of educational liberty.

The Reality Behind SAGE Test Scores

by Brian Halladay, Alpine School District Board Member Sage test results were recently released that showed less than half of Utah’s students were proficient in Math, English, and Language arts. Taken at face value, this means that more than half … Continue reading

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Suicide: Rethinking our Interventions

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance–it is the illusion of knowledge. –Daniel J. Boorstin (1914-2004) When it seems that all that can be done is being done for individuals in distress and yet the unthinkable not only happens, … Continue reading

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Navigating the Utah Caucus System

What is a precinct caucus? Neighbors come together for a meeting. They elect precinct leaders to represent them within the Party and they elect delegates to represent them at conventions. (The neighbors do not vote for state representatives, senators, or … Continue reading

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I’m Devouring Real United States History

I am on fire! I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to be learning real U.S. History after all these years. I’ve been reading books and watching dvds and have a stack of other things to read and watch, … Continue reading

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Thank you, United States Department of Education!

Astounding! These breathtakingly irresponsible people want your child’s personal information. We can’t go backward and “un-leak” the information, but we can go forward and replace our errant elected officials with leaders who will: get rid of the Department of Education … Continue reading

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More from Michelle Malkin on Common Core

It can be a little overwhelming trying to understand all the intricacies and implications of Common Core. Unfortunately, if we value our educational liberty it is critical that we gain at least a basic understanding of this and other issues. … Continue reading

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Do you want to continue to exercise the right to home school? If so, educate yourself and then stand up and be counted.

From Oak Norton, a long-time advocate of excellent education: The Obama administration is actively seeking to deport a German family who has refugee status in the U.S. because they homeschool, which is illegal in Germany. The Obama Justice Department says … Continue reading

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