We can move forward with a better choice than what was presented to the 2017 Legislature. Focus on the performance standards and leave the implementation and choice of supporting content up to the local districts.
Our current system gives one person — the governor — too much power.
Despite words, task forces and good intentions, our education system is failing many of our students. Idaho ranks 39th in high school graduation rates and only 20 percent of our kids are college and career ready when they graduate. We must do better.
Beyond helping to provide the more skilled and educated workforce that our employers need, the return on this investment will be what it does for so many individual Idahoans who are striving for a better future.
Legislation would help school boards defend their professional school employees from being publicly pestered into supporting a labor union.
In order for Idahoans to live the American Dream, it is necessary for them to have the best education possible.
Idaho could learn a lesson from Tennessee, which is promoting post-secondary education as a way to invest in the future.
So I have to wonder: Are we improving an existing problem that needs fixing or are we trying to manage future outcomes?
The lawmaker’s plan would prevent government from using your money to convince you to vote for your taxes to go up.
When students are healthy and able to learn, we all benefit as a society. We thank our state agencies and policymakers for their support of these crucial nutrition programs that benefit so many children.