Sherri Ybarra, Idaho Superintendent of Public Schools recently asked lawmakers to increase school funding by $105.6 million next year. That’s a 6.7 percent increase. 

With that increase, Idaho’s total general fund education spending plan would be $1.69 billion. 

But the proposal certainly provides a moment of pause. Think about it: $1.69 billion represents 48 percent of Idaho’s total budget. 

Are these investments producing the learning results Idaho is hopeful for?  


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