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    Students criticize Idaho education indoctrination task force

    When Wency Suo heard Idaho’s lieutenant governor was creating a task force to look into “indoctrination” in schools, she had a mix of emotions: surprise, disappointment and anger. At the task force’s first meeting, Suo, a rising high school junior in Boise, noticed something right away — the absence of people of color on the task force. She said she already distrusted the intentions behind the task force, and what she saw during the first meeting worried her even more. Caitlin Yang, a rising junior in Boise, said she was skeptical at first when she heard of the task force. When she saw the first meeting, it was clear “what…

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    Proposed bill would put the brakes on mandatory Idaho driver’s education class

    If approved, the bill would also extend the learner’s permit period to two years and drivers wouldn’t be able to get their license until age 16. BOISE, Idaho — The rules of the road, for many Idahoans, were learned by studying a driver’s handbook and taking a mandatory driver’s education class, usually while in high school. A proposed bill in the Idaho House would remove the driver’s ed class requirement, giving parents a choice on whether or not their child takes it. If approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Brad Little, the bill would allow teens to apply for a learner’s permit at age 14. They…

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