Lieutenant Governor’s Press-Release on Idaho Public Education a Misstatement

Lieutenant Governors Press-Release on Idaho Public Education a Misstatement

Janice McGeachin, Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, is 58 years of age and she has been the Lieutenant Governor since January 7, 2019. The Lieutenant Governor has many jobs, some of these include presiding as the president over the senate, voting in the event of a tie vote and if the Governor dies while in office the Lieutenant takes over and becomes Governor. Lastly, when Brad Little, who is Idaho’s Governor, is out of office for a work trip for a week, she governs while Little is gone and can make the same calls he would be able to make. 

Recently, while Little was out of town on a trip to Texas, McGeachin tried to lift a mask mandate on Idaho public schools when there never was a mask mandate in the first place.

McGeachin has also created a taskforce in an attempt to curb what she feels is indoctrination in Idaho public schools. McGeachin prepared a statement on her webpage that states, “As I have traveled around the state and spoken with constituents and parents, it has become clear to me that this (indoctrinating children) is one of the most significant threats facing our society today. We must find these insidious theories and philosophies are lurking and excise them from our education system,” Lt. Gov. McGeachin said. “Idahoans are increasingly frustrated by the apparent lack of awareness and leadership coming from the state on these issues.” To reiterate that statement, according to a press release from her office she is claiming that public school administrators and educators  are indoctrinating kids into education based on critical race theory, teaching kids to hate their country, Communism and Marxism.  

Ms.Nicholson, a teacher at Jerome Highschool has been teaching her for six years. We asked her to read  McGeachin’s statement and asked for her input on it, she said “I feel like this is a misstatement because teachers represent the community, and we know our students.” We agree with Ms.Nicholson as students as well, when we come to school we don’t talk about anything close to hating our country, that is most definitely a misstatement.