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Eye On Boise

It’s the Kindergarten Manifesto

St. Maries Rep. Dick Harwood told the House on Wednesday that a bill to require kids to attend kindergarten was akin to communism.

Lawmakers would be familiar with the idea "if you've ever read the Communist Manifesto," Harwood said. "This is another step toward government control of education. ... I'm not sure educators are educated."

He added, "Let's not make it a right of the state of Idaho to take away the parents' rights to decide."

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