The state superintendent makes a mistake by assuming she was elected to represent the views and wishes of educators. The superintendent, as with other state constitutional officers, is elected to represent the taxpayers and the education system as a whole.
Work remains to be done, but Idaho is “making significant progress in addressing the most critical challenges facing education,” says Gov. Butch Otter.
Renae Bafus’ letter to Superintendent Sherri Ybarra was shared hundreds of times on social media with many calling for a response from the schools’ chief.
Renae Bafus’ letter to Idaho’s school leader is an effort to make her aware of what’s happening in the Troy School District with the hope Idaho will make changes in how schools are funded.
Educators across the country are transforming the way education and learning are delivered to rural students and in the process revitalizing their communities. Idaho is well positioned to build on these efforts if it continues to embrace innovative uses of technology and alternative governance structures like chartering.