AIM Investigates: What you need to know about what was uncovered in Idaho
March 1, 2023
In March 2022, Accuracy in Media released an undercover video that caught Idaho school administrators on camera saying that they’re still teaching Critical Race Theory even though it has been outlawed in the state.
“Changed the label, same stuff,” said Melissa Langan, chief academic officer of the Caldwell School District. “And I thought, it’s kind of a bummer they have to do that, but at the same time it was kind of brilliant. Because they don’t care about this, even though it’s the same as this. But it’s the label. So I thought it was brilliant on their part.”
Telling the education bureaucracy what to do – whether we call that the school districts or the teachers’ unions – doesn’t work.
A lot has happened since the AIM investigation was released. The video itself has had more than 500,000 views, many of which were from Idahoans. The investigation was also covered in The Federalist the Washington Examiner, American Thinker, and several other national and local news outlets.
It has had a notable effect in the push for school choice in Idaho.
Thanks in part to our video, some members of the Idaho House who opposed school choice lost their reelection bids. The Idaho Freedom Foundation discussed those changes here and here.