Episode 66: A high-stakes week ahead for education

There’s plenty on the line for education next week.

First, on Tuesday, 12 school districts will seek $261.4 million in bond issues and levies.

Then, on Thursday, lawmakers will return to the Statehouse for a special session. Gov. Brad Little wants a $410 million permanent increase in education spending, along with $500 million in tax credits and more than $150 million a year in income tax cuts.

To break all of this down — and look at the bigger picture of building schools in a time of high inflation and high growth — Kevin Richert interviews Quinn Perry, deputy director of the Idaho School Boards Association.


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  • Episode 65: A tall task at North Idaho College (Guest: NIC President Nick Swayne)
  • Episode 64: Meet new Idaho EdNews reporter Carly Flandro
  • Episode 63: A crucial election in Coeur d’Alene (Guest: Coeur d’Alene district Superintendent Shon Hocker)



Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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