By Joshua Denton | 09.19.17A new Gallup survey shows that the majority of Americans are not confident in the public schooling system. Only thirty-six percent of Americans expressed a 'great deal' or 'quite a lot' of confidence in public schools. This is however, the largest number who are fairly confident in public schools since 2009.
By Laurie Higgins | 09.15.17IFI received a return-request letter via priority mail this week from Dunner Law, a law firm based in Washington D.C. that specializes in intellectual property law. The letter came from Adam Sikich, senior counsel with Dunner Law (and according to his bio, a “Star Wars aficionado”) on behalf of Dunner's “Client,” the American Psychological Association (APA). In this letter, Sikich kinda, sorta implied Dunner might slap IFI with a $150,000 lawsuit ...
By Michael F. Haverluck | 09.11.17With the younger generation of Americans growing up in a day and age when they are exposed to much more sexually explicit materials and experiences than ever before, a recent study shows that most Americans believe sex education should include abstinence – not just safe sex, as former President Barack Obama’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention program instructs.
By Laurie Higgins | 09.07.17Can you hear the harmonious choir of diverse voices echoing from the Downers Grove Public Library Board of Trustees? You can’t? Oh, that’s right, Tuesday night in the service of diversity and inclusion, the Downers Grove Village Council expelled the one conservative member from the library board.
By Monte Larrick | 09.01.17It is the beginning of a new academic year and for many students who attend taxpayer funded schools in Illinois that means about 10 months of left-leaning indoctrination along with co-ed restrooms and locker rooms. A grassroots activist says schools do not have to be that way.
08.30.17On August 28th, the West Chicago Public Library Board voted 6-1 to retain the homosexuality-celebrating picture book This Day in June. IFI thanks you for your support in emailing the library director Benjamin Weseloh to share your concerns about this book.
By Laurie Higgins | 08.29.17Never poke a sleeping bear or the ideology of “tolerant” librarians. IFI’s recent article by John Biver about a controversy brewing in West Chicago over a picture book for young children that positively portrays the homosexuality-celebrating “pride” parades that pollute city streets throughout the country every June has unleashed the fury of freedom-lovin’ librarians across the nation.
By John Biver | 08.25.17Picture this: You’re at the library with your three-and-a-half-year-old daughter whose attention is grabbed by a colorfully illustrated children’s book. She takes it off the shelf and asks you what the book is about. You are happy to oblige until...
By John Biver | 08.24.17Are you ready for the “greatest cultural revolution in history?” IFI's Laurie Higgins was recently interviewed by both John Mauck of Mauck & Baker, LLC, and by Mark Elfstand on his “Let’s Talk” show. Both programs are on WYLL radio (1160 AM), and can be heard throughout most of the state.
By Laurie Higgins | 08.07.17I thought our view of the Chicago Tribune couldn’t get lower and then I read a piece by Mr. Kim Janssen on State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), one of the most courageous, ethical lawmakers in Springfield... It seems that the Trib powers-that-be want to use my politically incorrect writing to do as much political damage to Rep. Ives as possible.
By Laurie Higgins | 08.05.17For years conservatives have asserted that homosexuals are pursuing children, and for years homo-activists have mocked that claim. Due to either their profound ignorance or their commitment to deception as a tactic for advancing their pernicious goal of normalizing homoeroticism, homo-activists misrepresented what conservatives were claiming.
07.19.17Giving parents the ability to choose which schools their children attend can turn lives around. Just ask Denisha Merriweather, whose life was transformed thanks to the opportunity to attend private school through a voucher program.
By Joshua Denton | 07.12.17The Trump administration's Department for Civil Rights at the Department of Education has issued a memo to schools stating that civil rights investigations will be launched against individuals at schools who refuse to address transgender students by their preferred gender pronouns.
07.07.17There are too many examples of college campus craziness to count. However, for all the attention we give to these episodes at the collegiate level, we miss the root of the problem, and without addressing the cause we can’t hope for a solution.
By Monte Larrick | 06.15.17An education leader says you can thank President Obama in part for the growth of Christian home education. Kirk Smith with Illinois Christian Home Educators also says it looks like the Trump Administration will let homeschool parents teach their kids without government interference.