The COVID-19 pandemic has created a system where educators are pulling double and triple duty with no increase in compensation and limited resources.
Idahoans can expect continued partnership between the state and the President moving forward to ensure a strong and smart pandemic response and the continuation of conservative principles of governing.
In this public health crisis, preparation is not simply helpful, it is critical.
We have all the tools necessary to forge the very best for our children and grandchildren. We are Idahoans and we can do better.
I believe this crisis presents an opportunity for overdue changes in education, to examine entrenched systems that are ripe for revision.
Let’s face it, if it isn’t on the schedule, it won’t happen, or it may happen inconsistently.
Now is the time to come together with the goal of protecting our fellow Idahoans from a terrible virus so that we can get our economy back on track, get our kids back at school, and return to doing the things we miss.
Online schools and online curriculum providers have been effective education providers in Idaho for two decades and it only makes sense to partner with them to provide remote lessons to every Idaho student during this crisis.
The mix of experience, talent, and passion can and should be leveraged to help everyone as we strive to meet the needs of all learners.
For some children school is their safe space.