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Press Release: IFF Launches Center for American Education, Announces Education Index

By • January 7, 2022

The following Press Release was sent out by the Idaho Freedom Foundation. Note: Press Releases sent out by organizations do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.

BOISE, Jan. 7, 2022—Underscoring its commitment to limited government, free markets, and self-reliance, the Idaho Freedom Foundation is proud to announce the launch of its new Center for American Education (CAE).

The CAE’s mission will be to promote transformational change to our state and national education system so that it best serves the families and students who utilize it. It will conduct in-depth, data-driven research about and advocate for policies that strengthen parental rights, empower students, and prepare individuals to pursue academic truth, advance knowledge, and contribute to a strong and prosperous society.

IFF Education Policy Director Anna Miller and Research Assistant Kaitlyn Shepherd will staff the CAE and partner with legislators, policymakers, and parents to accomplish its ambitious goals.

IFF President Wayne Hoffman said the launch of CAE is a victory for parents and students. He stressed the need for honest, open discussions about the failings of public schools and emphasized that Idaho’s one-size-fits-all approach has proved ineffective for too many students.

“The status quo, which is protected by wealthy lobbyists and special interest groups, has proven inadequate, as tens of thousands of Idaho students can’t read or do math at grade level,” Hoffman said. “Students and families desperately need and deserve a new approach to education, and the Center for American Education will be vital in charting a new trajectory in Idaho.”

To complement the launch of the CAE, IFF will release on Monday a new Education Index designed to build on the achievements of the Freedom Index and Spending Index. The Education Index will provide thorough analyses of education-related legislation based on separate metrics for higher education and K-12 policy.

Bills relating to issues in K-12 education will be rated based on seven metrics including transparency, parental rights, and choice. Bills covering higher education issues will be rated based on five metrics including bureaucratic bloat, academic freedom, and accountability.

These analyses will provide a clearer picture of which legislators support the values of education choice, decentralized decision making, institutional accountability and transparency, and free market entrepreneurship.

Keep up with the CAE’s work at CenterforAmericanEducation.org.


Tags: Center for American Education, Education Index, Idaho Freedom Foundation, Idaho Legislature

5 thoughts on “Press Release: IFF Launches Center for American Education, Announces Education Index

  1. The Idaho Freedom Foundation seeks to promote Idaho extremism and supremacists values that foul real Idaho values. They use out of state money to fund Fringe right wing indoctrination and conspiracy theory in public education. Join Take Back Idaho into putting an end to this wingnut movement.
    https://takebackidaho.com

    1. Oh look! Its the Tamarack left wing ministry, back again and whining about IFF!

      Be gone with you. You know nothing of what you speak.

    2. Whoa! Ms. Tamarack! You must be a new California transplant. Welcome to Idaho, and we hope you enjoy your new freedoms. However, please get acclimated before you start spewing your supremacist, CRT false doctrine. To paraphrase our LORD: Get you behind us, Satan: for you savor not the things that be of true freedom, but the things that be of RINOs.”

  2. I’ve searched for the site CenterforAmericanEducation.org. with no results. Perhaps the search title is incorrect?

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