2018 Legislative Session

Here is what I said in the Coeur d'Alene Press recently: Mendive said each session takes on a life of its own, but education will be prominent this year. “Education is always big,” said Mendive, a proponent of education savings accounts — somewhat like a voucher system. “These have worked well in Nevada, and Arizona just expanded their program. I think it’s an idea worth exploring.” The idea behind education savings accounts is to allow parents to opt their children out of the state education system (kindergarten through 12th grade). Mendive said each student in Idaho is allocated roughly $6,000 annually. Money from the state’s general fund would go directly to the parent instead of local sc

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