Stop the Hysteria — New School Standards Make Sense

This post was written by: Mike Lanza


Al Stout – Skyview High School Teacher

Skyview High School teacher Al Stout brings an impressive background to his job: 25 years as an educator, including the past 18 years at Skyview, as well as being an AP English Literature consultant for The College Board and a Boise State Writing Project fellow in 2007. What does he think of the Idaho Core Standards? As he writes in this op-ed for The Idaho Statesman: “The Common Core is the most sensible and logical approach to educational policy I’ve seen in my 25 years of teaching.”

Read more about why he’s such a strong backer of the Idaho Core Standards here.

Mike Lanza as author – co-founder of Idaho Parents and Teachers Together, a member organization of this coalition.

This post was written by:
Mike Lanza

Mike Lanza

Idaho Parents and Teachers Together co-founder Mike Lanza chaired the statewide Vote No on Props 1, 2, and 3 campaign and he served on the governor’s Task Force For Improving Education. He lives in Boise and is the father of two school-age children.