Sen. John Goedde (R-Coeur d'Alene) just now put Vallivue student Tenaly Smith on the spot, saying that Idaho might have a $100 million budget hole, so how can the state balance its budget without increasing class sizes? After thinking for a few seconds, she said, “I would say we have to think about what it more important – is money more important, or are the students more important?” Then, referencing Frank VanderSloot's testimony, she said, “It's been said that school is a business. Well, it's not, because I'm not a product, I'm a person.”
Incidentally, the first Boise State Public Policy survey in several years came out today. Among its results: 53 percent of Idahoans surveyed would support raising the sales tax to help K-12 education.