Idaho has cut per-student education spending by 19 percent in the last five years. That’s according to a report published this week by the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities. Idaho schools have seen the fourth-largest cut among states since 2008, ranking behind Arizona, Alabama and Oklahoma. The report points out education funding cuts have slowed since the peak of the Great Recession. Only 13 states have increased per-student spending since 2008. CBPP says the effects of spending cuts on local communities will be wide reaching, and in some cases will “slow the pace of recovery”/Emilie Ritter Saunders, StateImpact. More here.
Question: Anyone want to give a shoutout to Otter administration, Superintendent Luna and legislative Education Committee chairs from Kootenai County, Bob Nonini & John Goedde after seeing this post?