Letter: Education

February 18, 2014 

The time a town, or even a country, is really lost is when the people who live in it get careless and stop paying attention to how it is being run. (Lucas McCain — The Rifleman, Oct. 11, 1960)

Otter and Luna are determined to get all Idaho schools on “Common Core,” a new testing and data collecting program that takes classroom time for preparation for the tests, and taking the tests. For going along with this, they expect they will get money from the federal government. Do we want our children’s records and test scores collected for the government?

Schools are promoting this. Just tempt them with a little money and they’ll fall for anything!

Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at Vallivue High School (west entrance on Montana), there is a “Common Core Forum” for the public. They are presenting “Common Core” as though it’s beneficial. We have evidence that it is not. Shouldn’t they present opposing views, too?

We should all go and listen to what they’re going to do with our kids. We should pay attention to what the government is doing.

SHEILA FORD, Caldwell

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