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Comparing spending and academic results is unrealistic

Bert Stoneberg

Public schools in Idaho and across the nation should not be expected to do the impossible, nor should they be condemned when they fail the impossible.

Duncan’s special education plan: ‘square root of stupid’

Levi Cavener

Tying federal dollars to the test results of special education students is reckless and will not improve learning. “It puts our most vulnerable students in the crosshairs of political brinkmanship.”

Must we abandon our core mission to survive?

Briana LeClaire

If breaking a key tenet of a school’s charter is allowed in the name of raising high stakes test scores, then the charter school movement is dead. Public charter schools have been assimilated into the regular public school system Borg.

Tips to help children love learning

David Reeves

Add play time, field trips, parties, technology and documentaries to the curriculum.

Idaho Democrats have priorities straight

Larry Kenck

Democratic candidates are focused on the prosperity of children and their education, families, businesses and communities.

Republicans should rally around school choice

Terry Ryan

Not only are families and students able to choose the schools that work best for them, but kids are accessing individual courses and programs within and beyond the schools that help them maximize their educational potential. It also provides new pathways for increased numbers of students to leave high school ready for college or well-paying jobs.

No need for private lawyers in public lands dispute

Holli Woodings

Committee co-chairs hire lawyers, at a budget-blowing price, after our very competent Attorney General’s Office had already studied case law and offered advice.

Idaho education reform is now in doubt

Alan Millar

My hope is that our task force efforts do not become just another failed initiative but can transcend the politics of the moment.

Kuna kids will be better off as a result of our work

Thank you

Thank you all so much for the time and energy you invested in getting the levy passed.

Reflecting on education ‘back in the good old days’

Anne Liebenthal

Thinking, and learning to think, were time consuming, sometimes boring and often downright unpleasant, especially the learning-to-think part. We were expected to have strong bodies and even stronger minds.

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