It will probably take the Legislature several weeks to slog through a morass of agency rules. Many rules are arcane. Others are controversial — such as Idaho’s version of Common Core standards.
In other Statehouse news from Tuesday, budget-writers took their first close look at Gov. Brad Little’s spending plan — with only a smattering of questions.
Public hearings will continue in Coeur d’Alene Thursday and Idaho Falls Tuesday.
Hundreds of Idahoans asked for a say on school academic standards. Starting Aug. 19, they’ll get their wish.
“I was not going to do any mischief,” Gov. Brad Little said during a Friday morning news conference. “I was not going to change policy for the state of Idaho.”
The national teachers’ survey mirrors the political sentiment surrounding the Idaho Core Standards — and the online exam aligned to the standards.
Americans are nearly evenly split on charter schools, according to a national survey released Tuesday. President Trump has made school choice the linchpin of his education platform.
Speakers at Monday’s rally will include Republican gubernatorial candidate Russ Fulcher and Madison School District Superintendent Geoffrey Thomas.
The president-elect could have a tough time passing a $20 billion school choice initiative. And he may be powerless to repeal the Common Core standards.
The lawsuit — backed by the conservative Idaho Freedom Foundation — sought to spike the online exams tied to Idaho Core Standards.