Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Monday, October 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 50° Cloudy

Huckleberries Online

Kevin: Public Ed Situation Gloomy

In supporting state superintendent Tom Luna’s education overhaul plan, the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation has also engaged in stunning public self-assessment. “The reform efforts we’ve funded have not worked, have had limited impact, or were never systematically adopted,” the foundation said in a full-page ad that appeared in Sunday’s Statesman. “At all levels and repeatedly, we’ve met with political indecision, territorialism, and a lack of political will. The historical focus on barriers, challenges, excuses and maintaining the status quo permeates our education system and stakeholder groups.” This, after 15 years and $400 million in investments, is nothing short of a remarkable statement. It’s a doom-and-gloom argument for education reform. For Idahoans who have been led to believe — by the likes of Luna and the foundation — that Idaho schools have provided good value on a modest budget, it’s all a little bit jarring/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Has Idaho provided a good public education for members of your family?

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

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.

Follow Dave online: