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Teachers No. 3, 4 In Leaving Idaho

More teachers are leaving Idaho than people in other professions. That’s according to a report released earlier this month by the Idaho Department of Labor. Of people who left Idaho between 2008 and 2011, 3 percent were K-12 teachers and 4 percent were college or university instructors. Both are among the top five groups of professionals leaving the state, with K-12 teachers at number four and college instructors number three. Alivia Metts is a regional economist with the Idaho Department of Labor. She looked at U.S. Census data for a picture of what’s known as out-migration. She expected to see people leave for jobs like construction (in the number two spot)/Adam Cotterell, Boise State Public Radio. More here.

Question: And you still don't think the all-out, Idaho Republican war against public education and higher education is having an detrimental effect?

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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