“A generation of Idaho children are coming of age without the skills they need to succeed,” the longtime Boise school trustee said Wednesday. He is running for governor on the Democratic ticket.
About 90 percent of the money came from the businessman and Boise school trustee’s own pocket.
Otter won convincingly and he vows to make education a priority.
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A 90-minute debate revealed opinions about how much money the state should give schools, where the money should come from and tiered licensure.
Idaho Education News looked into the voting records of Gov. Butch Otter and challenger A.J. Balukoff. See how they compare.
As Gov. Butch Otter seeks a third term, he faces criticism over Propositions 1, 2 and 3, education budget cuts and Common Core.
Shoshone School Superintendent Rob Waite hasn’t voted in his five years in Idaho, the Associated Press reported Friday.
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate donated nearly $1.6 million to his campaign from May through September.
The wide-ranging hour-long debate featured a few sharp exchanges on education topics.