After a long hearing and much debate, a divided House Revenue & Taxation Committee has approved HB 507, legislation from Sen. Bob Nonini and Rep. John Vander Woude to grant $10 million a year in tax credits for donations to scholarships to send students to private schools. The idea is that by enticing Idaho students to switch from public to private schools, the state would save money. But opponents – including all three major education stakeholder groups in the state – questioned that assumption and opposed the bill/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.
Other Eye on Boise posts today:
- Goedde: 'This stinks but it's something we have to do'
- JFAC puts high school WiFi decision off one more day
- Parental rights bill passes House after a lot of questions
- JFAC sets flat budget for catastrophic health care next year
- IEN won't expand to elementaries, middle schools next year
Question: Nonini doesn't seem to know how to give a bad idea a rest, does he?