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Albertson Foundation: ‘It wasn’t us’

The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation has released this statement: “The donation made by Joe B. Scott to the Education Voters of Idaho fund was made by Mr. Scott as a private, concerned citizen. The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation was not involved in any way in the contribution and no Foundation funds were used.”

Click below for the remainder of the statement, which focuses on the foundation's vision of “limitless learning for all Idahoans.”

The vision of the Foundation is limitless learning for all Idahoans. “Our family foundation is data driven,” says Jamie MacMillan, executive director of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. “And the data suggest that we can do much better for our kids. Sixty-seven percent of Idaho third graders are below proficient in reading. We rank 47th when it comes to the number of kids that Go On to some form of education beyond high school. In fact, we rank in the bottom states on a number of important student achievement markers. That’s why all of our initiatives are focused on improving student achievement.”

Since 1997, the Foundation has invested more than $500 million in education in Idaho. For more information about the Foundation and our vision of limitless learning for all Idahoans, please explore our website.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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