In his State of the State address today, Governor Butch Otter demonstrated his strong support for the implementation of the Idaho Core Standards, applauding the Education Task Force for recognizing the importance of the increased academic rigor in the standards.
The following reactions were captured by the Idaho Statesman:
“I am pleased he made the implementation of our Task Force recommendations a priority and demonstrated his continued support for the Idaho Core Standards.”
– Tom Luna, superintendent of public instruction:
“We commend Governor Otter for convening the bipartisan Task Force on Excellence in Education and for his support of the Task Force recommendations. Increased rigor through the Idaho Core Standards, improved technology in the classroom, local district autonomy and a restoration of operational funding are all crucial components in improving the quality of education in Idaho.”
– Penni Cyr, president of the Idaho Education Association