Idaho's Education Debate: The Next Chapter
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:45am - 1:15pm
Grove Hotel
Richard Westerberg, State Board of Education; Chairman, Taskforce for Improving Education
Linda Clark, Superintendent, Meridian School District; Task Force Member
Mike Lanza, Idaho Parents and Teachers Together; Task Force Member

After Idaho voters rejected Propositions 1, 2, and 3, 31 Idahoans were given the job of trying to figure out where to go next on education policy. Their vision includes an overhaul of the teacher salary scale; a statewide push for technology in the classroom; a fundamental shift that would promote students based on mastery of material, not seat time; and implementing the controversial Common Core academic standards. The cost is also considerable: an estimated $350 million.How did the education task force arrive at a consensus on such a far-ranging plan? And what are the prospects for passage in the 2014 Legislature?

 

Hear the inside story from chairman Richard Westerberg and two other task force members: Meridian School District Superintendent Linda Clark and Mike Lanza of Idaho Parents and Teachers Together.

Chair: Kevin Richert