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IVA Poll: Only 12% Of Idaho Would Pick Public Ed

A poll commissioned by the prestigious Friedman Foundation and co-sponsored by the Idaho Values Alliance and -Education Excellence Idaho found that only 12% of Idahoans would chose a “regular public school” if they had a full range of options. Even more striking, this figure drops to just 4% among Idahoans age 36-55, who are the chief consumers of public education services in Idaho. Said Bryan Fischer (pictured), Executive Director of the Idaho Values Alliance, “This is an astonishing number, because it tells us that the more Idaho’s parents use conventional public education, the less they like it. This is the most powerful argument possible for increasing school choice in the Gem State”/Idaho Values Alliance news release. More here

Question: Would you choose public education if you had the option to send your children to an alternative school?



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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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