Every 12 Years: A Review of the Book ‘Saving K-12’ (Part Two)
By John Biver   |   11.18.17
Last time I presented some of the background about why I enjoyed Bruce Deitrick Price’s new book Saving K-12: A Citizens Guide to Improving Public Education. In this post, I will present a few examples. Giving the background on a...
American Universities Need a Lesson in Freedom
By Monte Larrick   |   11.18.17
Historian David Barton says taxpayer-funded colleges and universities have long been known as breeding grounds for left-leaning indoctrination. However, conservative lawmakers are starting to demand neutrality and an end to speech codes that silence free expression on campuses.
Every 12 Years: A Review of the Book ‘Saving K-12’ (Part One)
By John Biver   |   11.17.17
Every 12 years another set of children progress through America’s government-run school system. Those that graduated this past spring started twelve years before that as first-graders in 2005. In 2005 I had the honor of serving as the president of the Family Taxpayers Foundation (FTF), a non-profit focusing chiefly on school reform -- both curriculum and finance…a to z, soup to nuts.
Who Is Teaching Our Children?
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.25.17
There are myriad reasons why young people are abandoning conservative principles, one of which is that our publicly funded schools are run by and our children are taught by fools who revile truth. Neil Rigler, an English teacher at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Illinois, is one such teacher.
Getting Creative with Education
By John Stonestreet   |   10.24.17
Throughout history, Christians have been at the cutting edge of education. It’s time to reclaim that tradition.
Let’s Talk About “The Talk”
By Eric Metaxas   |   10.16.17
There’s a battle raging right now over sex education, and our kids are in the line of fire.“Your teacher told you what?” These are the first words of too many parents when they discover what their teens and pre-teens are learning in health class.
How The ‘Revolution’ Is Eating Its Own
By Robert Knight   |   10.13.17
At a forum at the College of William & Mary on Sept. 27, the ACLU got a sample of what conservatives have been experiencing on campuses for years. As Claire Gastanaga, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia, began speaking...
School Board Member’s Offensive Statement About American Flag
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.28.17
If Illinoisans want to know what’s wrong with public education, look no further than School District U-46, more specifically to the arrogant, self-righteous school board member Traci O’Neal Ellis who never misses an opportunity to insult conservative values through bigoted,...
Only 36% of Americans Express Confidence in Government Schools
By Joshua Denton   |   09.19.17
A 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.
The Creepy Tale of a D.C. Law Firm, the APA, and IFI
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.15.17
IFI 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 ...
Most Americans Want Abstinence Taught in Sex-Ed
By Michael F. Haverluck   |   09.11.17
With 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.
Downers Grove Village Council Ousts Only Conservative Library Board Member in Service of Inclusion
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.07.17
Can 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.
Parents Putting Leftist Indoctrination in Detention
By Monte Larrick   |   09.01.17
It 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.
West Chicago Library Votes to Retain Age Inappropriate Picture Book
On 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.
Totalitarian Librarians Rage About Pitman Picture Book Controversy
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.29.17
Never 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.
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