The process of building the K-12 public education budget takes another step forward Thursday morning when State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra addresses the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee.
Professional educators, parents and many others interested in protecting public schools from the privatization and voucher push that would come with a confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary are having their voices heard.
Idaho State Board of Education President Emma Atchley told the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee on Monday that they are supportive of the Career Ladder, and are encouraging the legislature to fully fund year three of Idaho’s teacher salary allocation plan.
The Idaho State Board of Education is convening a work group to study the teacher shortage facing the state, and IEA members Sue Darden and Melyssa Ferro, along with IEA President Penni Cyr and Interim Executive Director Sue Wigdorski will be among the participants.
“Idaho has a high demand for high-quality teachers and we need to step up to the plate and commit to recruiting and hiring those teachers,” says IEA President Penni Cyr.
Betsy DeVos, faced questions from Senators in her confirmation hearing. The Idaho Education Association strenuously opposes the confirmation of DeVos for several reasons…