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Former supt weighs in on school funding

Former state schools Superintendent Marilyn Howard says she’s “pretty much kept my mouth shut and my eyes and ears open” since leaving office in 2006 after two terms. But in a guest opinion in the Idaho Statesman today, she offered her ideas on how the state should help school districts cope with the funding drop that’s accompanying the current economic downturn, which include cutting strings on funding, a moratorium on new charter schools, and trimming back state budget directions to essentials, leaving districts to decide whether they do more. Click here to read the article.

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