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Eye On Boise: Teachers Lobby, Educate Solons

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Three teachers from each legislative district in the state are at the capitol today, to educate lawmakers and state officials about what they do and to press for “adequate, stable funding” for public schools. Playing on the words of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires students to pass tests to prove schools are making “A.Y.P” or “Adequate Yearly Progress,” the teachers with the Idaho Education Association are distributing quizzes and a study guide to lawmakers about education in Idaho. IEA President Sherri Wood said at a gathering on the Statehouse steps just now that it’s the Legislative Study Guide to Help Meet A.S.F. (Adequate Stable Funding.) “Legislators are much like our students,” she said. “This is a body of knowledge that they need to master before they can make informed decisions” — Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise.

Question: Without resorting to partisan rhetoric (i.e., smaller classroom sizes), what can the Legislature do, given money restraints, to improve education in Idaho?

Other Eye On Boise posts today: “Ripe for Investigation”, On same page, not same paragraph, Luna has the answers, That $25 million, still sitting there? and Kane letter warns Otter is risking millions.


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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