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Trib: Idaho Parents Raid Piggy Bank

Throwing money at Idaho's public schools won't fix them. There's no satisfying teachers in Idaho, no matter how many tax dollars they get. Idaho is a poor state, but it is doing everything it can for its school children. You've been hearing that song from Idaho politicians for years. State Senate Education Committee Chairman John Goedde (pictured), R-Coeur d'Alene, was the just the latest: "But I will also affirm a statement I've heard many, many times, that throwing money at the public schools does not result in better education." But Idaho is not throwing money at its public schools. Rather, it has been withdrawing its investment in education.Actively. Aggressively. And for a long time/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Do you think Goedde or Rep. Bob Nonini served the state well as chairman of the Senate and House Education committees, respectively?

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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