Republican Women Approve SBAC Testing Resolution
For National Federation Consideration
The Idaho Federation of Republican Women approved a resolution “to waive the requirement for SBAC testing as a condition of receiving Title 1 money” at its biennial state convention in McCall, Idaho, September 14- 15, 2018.
Presenting the resolution in behalf of the Madison County Republican Women (MCRW) Club, which approved the resolution in August, was club president and convention delegate Elaine King. Republican Women presidents and delegates from around the state attended the event.
The resolution passed with just one dissenting vote and will now go to the National Federation of Republican Women in March for approval. If approved, the resolution will be presented to members of Congress for due consideration.
King presented a similar resolution at the Idaho GOP Convention in Pocatello earlier this year. That resolution asked members of the state legislature to allow school districts to choose alternate tests to the SBAC (ISAT).
If any federal money was withheld from such actions then the state would make up the difference from the newly passed Internet Sales Tax, which began in July of this year. That resolution passed unanimously in committee and on the floor of the convention. The resolution will be presented to the state legislators in January 2019.
“Citizens are encouraged to contact their elected state and federal officials in support of these measures,” King said, “measures which will improve K-12 education.”
Dr. James Brook, physician and author of The High Price of Socialized Medicine, will be the featured speaker at the next MCRW meeting this Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the Madison County Courthouse.
Dr. Brook had been a Clinton supporter and enthusiast of socialized medicine until he witnessed what it was doing to patients and the medical profession. His current practice doesn’t accept insurance, allowing those “in the gap” needed medical treatment at a reasonable cost.
Given that Medicaid expansion is on the ballot this November, the MCRW hopes to give citizens a better understanding of this important issue prior to the election.
The meeting is open to everyone. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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