It is clear that education is an area where our values and policies are not in sync.
Candy coating the truth about education results won’t improve schools or help their students.
The ballot initiative is designed to invest up to $200 million per year in Idaho’s K-12 public schools, paid for with zero new taxes on those earning less than a quarter-million dollars per year.
It’s time to encourage students, particularly in the 11th and 12th grade, to explore options and discover that further education and a promising career is within reach.
Just a few years ago fewer than half of our students were not prepared for kindergarten. Now almost six out of 10. Clearly, our state is moving in the wrong direction.
On a salary of around $40,000 a year, Idaho’s educators are often working two or three jobs just to make loan payments on time.
Boise School District leadership is not only masterful at burning bridges with its long-time partners, but actually obliterating the landscape around it.
The quality of education a kid receives in Idaho is very much dependent on where their family lives.
These federal payments are a lifeline to rural communities.
Working together, we can point and incentivize students onto the right path.