The children of Idaho will be the losers if recent history is any indication. A deal is probably quickly being written to clear the governor’s friends and donors from paying back their illegal gain as happened in the Idaho prison scandal.
Education Networks of America found a way to deliver internet access so Idaho students could take advantage of modern classrooms. I’m grateful the Legislature found a way to keep the IEN going in the wake of this temporary holdup.
Expect to see teachers playing it safe in the classroom in an attempt to please an administrator instead of taking risks to experiment with innovative ideas and methods of teaching.
If elected, Democrats say they will appoint a new committee that will have a much better representation of working teachers than the governor’s current tiered-licensure subcommittee.
We need to elect a senator who values people over dollars.
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.