Voices

Tiered licensure puts Rube Goldberg to shame

This sophisticated system of linking professional certification to compensation will most likely generate an education system devoid of innovation. Idaho should allow the marketplace of education ideas to grow and flourish.

Now is not the time to go backwards when it comes to technology

Education Networks of America found a way to deliver internet access so Idaho students could take advantage of modern classrooms. I’m grateful the Legislature found a way to keep the IEN going in the wake of this temporary holdup.

Tiered licensure plan will build fear and distrust

Expect to see teachers playing it safe in the classroom in an attempt to please an administrator instead of taking risks to experiment with innovative ideas and methods of teaching.

Candidiates vow to revamp tiered-licensure proposal

If elected, Democrats say they will appoint a new committee that will have a much better representation of working teachers than the governor’s current tiered-licensure subcommittee.

Jana Jones has what it takes

I have known and worked with Jones for over 20 years on education, research, and public policy projects and I know her abilities.

Hold Risch accountable for reckless cuts to education

We need to elect a senator who values people over dollars.

Support Otter for an optimistic education future

A.J. Balukoff makes the liberal mistake of believing that the only measure in education that matters is how much money you spend and ignores the most important factor: how you spend the money you have.

The choice is simple: A.J. Balukoff

Idaho can slog through another four years of mediocrity while our schools continue to struggle, or we can elect someone with a proven record of personal integrity and leadership.

Flawed tiered certification rule needs an overhaul

It is an issue that could have a detrimental effect on our ability to recruit and retain quality teachers, and is another attempt on the part of policymakers to discredit the experience, insight and professionalism of Idaho’s teachers.

Educator supports A.J. Balukoff for governor

This superintendent of a rural district says Idaho needs a leader that prioritizes the needs of children and recognizes that they are our future.