During their conventions last weekend, the parties also approved wording on tuition-free college and the Idaho Standards Achievement Test.
The comments came two days after the proposals received unanimous, bipartisan backing in committee.
But can the state’s minority party capitalize in November?
A nod to teachers? “Pre-kindergarten” or “early childhood” education? “Climate change” or “climate disruption?” Idaho Democrats wrestled with wording — then unanimously adopted a party platform.
Here’s the latest on the Idaho Republican Party convention conflagration — and a look ahead to this weekend’s Idaho Democratic Party convention.
Democrats met last weekend in Twin Falls. Still no public word, yet, on announced candidates for governor, state superintendent of public instruction, or other statewide races.
Democrats are asking Idahoans to weigh in on teacher pay, class sizes, and pre-kindergarten programs.
Rallies, forums and phone calls are planned efforts to bring awareness to Idaho education issues. Each participating community has something different planned.
The key difference between the governor’s fantasy world and the real world the rest of us inhabit: Magic.
The governor will need powerful magic if he is to convince us that his recent embrace of education is a genuine priority.
A boatload of criticism? In a guest opinion, the chairman of the state’s Democratic Party takes on Gov. Butch Otter, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna and House Speaker Scott Bedke.