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‘Witch hunt,’ ‘fear mongering’: Here’s what’s in records McGeachin released after lawsuit

by BECCA SAVRANSKY/Idaho Statesman
| October 6, 2021 12:21 PM

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin last week released records under court order related to her task force looking into claims of “indoctrination” in Idaho schools.

The records — which were released months after journalists first requested them — included thousands of comments the lieutenant governor received after soliciting feedback for her task force beginning in April.

The documents included some comments in support of McGeachin and her task force’s efforts to “examine indoctrination in Idaho education and to protect our young people from the scourge of critical race theory, socialism, communism and Marxism.”

But far more of the comments opposed the task force. People who identified as teachers, students, parents and concerned citizens raised concerns about what the task force was doing, calling its allegations baseless and unfounded.

Read the full story from The Idaho Statesman.