About Rod Gramer

Rod Gramer is president and CEO of Idaho Business for Education, a group of Idaho business leaders dedicated to education excellence.

Don’t buy into the failure story line

Instead, we should focus on closing the achievement gap between our Hispanic, American Indian and low-income students and their Caucasian and more affluent peers.

A troublesome narrative criticizes higher education

If this narrative takes hold, we risk endangering the future economic prosperity and quality of life in our great state.

This threat is especially dangerous if our young people buy into this narrative. After all, it’s their future success in school, work and life that is at stake.