Friday’s podcast: A conversation with the IEA

This week, Idaho Education Association executive director Paul Stark and president Layne McInelly join Kevin Richert to talk about crisis and opportunity.

They’ll talk about the restart of the 2021-22 school year, amid the latest wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and the political blowback over allegations of indoctrination in schools. But they’ll also talk about the state’s $1.4 billion budget surplus, and what the money could mean for education.

Check our Soundcloud page Friday morning for this week’s podcast. While there, check out these other recent episodes:

  • Episode 22: Discussing Idaho’s COVID-19 crisis, with Dr. David Pate
  • Episode 21: A tumultuous summer in the Boise School District (guests, trustees Maria Greeley and Andy Hawes)
  • Episode 20: Charter schools, and the challenges of growth (guest, Idaho Education News reporter Devin Bodkin)



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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