For Immediate Release March 23, 2015 Education Groups Oppose Diverting Money from General Fund Boise, ID—Three prominent education stakeholder groups stand united in their opposition to any proposed legislation that would divert money from Idaho’s general fund for the purpose of transportation funding. The Idaho Education Association (IEA), the Idaho School Boards Association (ISBA), and […]

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The following testimony was delivered to members of the House Education Committee on Friday, regarding HB 296. Good morning, Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee. I am Robin Nettinga, Executive Director of the Idaho Education Association and I come before you today in support of HB 296. It has been a long and challenging […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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