And questions linger after a representative from Odyssey, the contracted company charged with running Empowering Parents’ online platform, met with the panel Thursday.
Sen. Lori Den Hartog gave a synopsis of the program’s original intent, and the group addressed private school tuition, homeschool co-op fees and public school fees.
Idaho’s four college and university presidents spent about $150,000 traveling, over a 12-month span. The head of the State Board of Education defended the practice. A key legislator is skeptical.
The invoices are heavily redacted. But it appears that much of Hawley Troxell’s work stems from the U of I’s controversial bid to buy the University of Phoenix.
The University of Idaho has said it began looking at a University of Phoenix purchase in March, when the for-profit online giant “approached” U of I officials. But that timetable is inaccurate and incomplete.
The University of Idaho wasn’t the only bidder for the University of Phoenix, a for-profit online giant. That is clear. The rest of the story is more complicated.
The July 18 court motion continues a legal battle between the elected head of the state’s law firm and a powerful education policymaking body made up largely of gubernatorial appointments.