As members of Idaho's school technology task force get the chance to question former governors Jeb Bush and Bob Wise, the first question was from state Sen. Melinda Smyser, R-Parma, a school board member, who asked “what one thing made the difference in making it successful, your whole revamping of education.” Bush responded: Results. “We have rising student achievement as measured by independent means,” he said. “That's exactly what I think you'll see with these sweeping reforms that you all passed. Implemented right, you're going to see rising student achievement. It takes away a lot of the opposition.” He added, “You can measure whether they're successful or not by the actual results.”
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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