IEA President Penni Cyr and Meridian Education Association President Kendra Wisenbaker addressed a public hearing of the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee on Friday. Cyr stressed that paying teachers and increasing discretionary funding is not an “either/or” proposition—both need to happen in order to provide students with the best possible education. Wisenbaker noted that Meridian […]
First and foremost, I want to thank you all for engaging in the debate against the State Board of Education’s proposed Tiered Certification rule. Hundreds of you expressed your displeasure through e-mails and by showing up at the three public hearings. Just know, because of you, the State Board of Education made substantial modifications to […]
Facts. You can’t argue with facts. John Adams, second President of the United States and co-author of the Declaration of Independence is quoted as saying, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” So it is […]
By MARY STONE of the Lewiston Tribune One after another Tuesday evening, teachers spoke out against the Idaho State Board of Education’s latest teacher certification and pay proposals. Saying the plan wrongly ties their certification to district evaluations, more than 100 educators from throughout the region filled a lecture hall during a public hearing at […]
This guest opinion from IEA President Penni Cyr appeared in the Idaho Statesman on Monday, October 6. Idaho teachers, students and parents should be very concerned about the proposed rule on Tiered Certification currently being considered by the Idaho State Board of Education. It is an issue that could have a detrimental effect on our […]
What would it take for you to trade your current certification process for the poorly conceived tiered certification rule recently approved by the Idaho State Board of Education?