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Trib: Idaho Sends Wrong Message

For the better part of a decade, Idaho's elected leadership has been sending this message to the young people of this state: Get your college education. As long as you and your families are willing to pay for it. But don't look to us. Message received. Scattered across every community in Idaho are the students who have been priced out of a college degree. The pattern played out once again last week in Moscow. After using the higher education budget as a cash cow to balance the budget during the depths of the recession, lawmakers had restored only some of the cuts/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Did you or your kids go to college in Idaho? Why? Why not?

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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