It is an issue that could have a detrimental effect on our ability to recruit and retain quality teachers, and is another attempt on the part of policymakers to discredit the experience, insight and professionalism of Idaho’s teachers.
Many of these communities are in crisis, and nowhere is this more apparent than in public education. It is time to elect leaders with vision and courage so that the rural communities our forebears worked so hard to create can remain vibrant for the benefit of all Idahoans – especially our children.
Its goal is to remove the politics and angst from the conversation and get to the heart of what is right for Idaho students, teachers, and our communities large and small. It will require all of us to ensure it succeeds.