In Idaho — and across the nation — school trustees are facing a challenging moment in time.
The pandemic and the national backlash over critical race theory and social-emotional learning have placed school boards under a microscope.
What keeps volunteer trustees on the job?
For this week’s podcast, Kevin Richert sat down for a roundtable conversation with three Idaho trustees: Jason Knopp from Melba, Marisela Pesina from Caldwell and Karen Pyron from Butte County.
Also, check out our Soundcloud page for other recent podcasts:
- Episode 32: Mapping Idaho’s changing election landscape (Guest, Clark Corbin, Idaho Capital Sun)
- Episode 31: Talking about this week’s school board elections (Guest, Idaho EdNews reporter Blake Jones)
- Episode 30: Meet Idaho’s teacher of the year (Guest, Todd Knight, Crossroads Middle School, Meridian)