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Governor’s race: two divergent views on education

Gov. Butch Otter says Idaho is on a continuing “journey to education excellence.” His Democratic opponent, A.J. Balukoff, called Idaho’s bottom-ranked per-pupil spending “downright shameful.” Gov. Butch Otter That’s the split that was underscored Thursday. In a guest opinion sent to

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Fulcher launches anti-Common Core petition drive

Gubernatorial candidate Russ Fulcher — who endorsed the new Idaho Core Standards three years ago — is now launching an online petition drive urging the state to dump the standards. From the Fulcher campaign website: Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian “Idahoans want a

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