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Lawmakers cast doubt on whether Idaho can make 60% ‘go on’ goal

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Some lawmakers cast doubt Wednesday on whether the state can reach its goal for 60 percent of Idaho's young adults to have a postsecondary degree or certificate by 2020. State Board of Education Director Mike Rush told the House Education Committee that Idaho currently stands at 41 or 42 percent. Committee Chairman Reed DeMordaunt said that the current trend doesn't leave lawmakers feeling very optimistic. "That doesn't give us a lot of hope for hitting the 60 percent goal," he said. "Why should we be hopeful?" Rush responded by saying the state has "a shot" at achieving the 60 percent mark on time, but reaching the goal a year or two late would still be a success.

AP reporter Ryan Struyk has a full report here.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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