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Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, 1:31 p.m.

Otter: Idaho Not Meeting Ed Standard

When Gov. Butch Otter asked for questions at the end of his luncheon speech to the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho today, the first one came from former longtime state chief economist Mike Ferguson. “Do you believe that the state of Idaho is maintaining a general, uniform and thorough system of public education?” That's the standard required by the Idaho Constitution. “And if so,” Ferguson asked, “how do you square that with the dramatic increase in unequalized property taxes to fund public schools in Idaho?” ... The governor said, “I would say we're probably not, but we're doing the best job that we can, and we're going to continue to do the best job that we can"/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: How can Idaho get back on track toward meeting constitutional standards to provide a uniform and thorough system of public education in Idaho?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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