Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 7:07am
I read with interest StudentsFirst founder Michelle Rhee's "sounding the alarm" commentary on the "harmful policies" in our educational system, but I was stunned that she didn't mention reforming physical education as a key element for our future success ("Column: Olympic effort needed for education").
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 6:56am
When a handful of states revolted against the No Child Left Behind education program last year, Idaho was helping lead the charge. So why is the state now among those last in line for a federal waiver to get out from under the law's toughest requirements?
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 6:52am
A more well-rounded curriculum with less focus on a single test. Higher academic standards and more difficult classwork. Continued cuts to extracurricular and other activities because of the tough economy.