The state Legislature’s current session has produced another epidemic of bad ideas that threaten to devastate public schools. I won’t even get into the proposals to mandate cursive or that every student read Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” and pass a test on it to graduate from high school. (Someone please show me the data demonstrating that either of those improve student achievement.) There are three bills now before the Legislature that would reverse what voters decided just four months ago and magnify the financial crisis already facing the state’s public schools, already next-to-last in funding in the country/Mike Lanza, IdahoED NEWS. More here.