Democrats quiz Idahoans on education

On its web page, the Idaho Democratic Party is asking voters seven quick questions about education.

Among other things, they’re asking about teacher salaries and class sizes. They’re also asking about pre-kindergarten, a concept popular with many education and business leaders, but one that has found little traction at the Statehouse.

Here’s their list of questions (and a link to our coverage of one of the Democrats’ statewide education events over the weekend):


  • 1) Do you usually vote for candidates who are:
  • 2) Do you believe that Idaho’s public education system is headed in the right direction?
  • 3) Do you believe that smaller class sizes help children succeed in school?
  • 4) Should Idaho school districts have authority to create pre-kindergarten programs in their communities?
  • 5) Do you believe that teachers’ salaries are fair?
  • 6) Do you support investing in needs-based scholarships for students to attend college or vocational schools?
  • 7) Should Idaho legislators set the state’s education budget first before setting any other budget?
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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