Letter: Education

February 3, 2014 

I keep reading about a committee to improve education in Idaho and must ask the question “Why are we trying to reinvent the wheel?” In 2013, U.S. News did an exhaustive study of 21,000 high schools in the U.S. (www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-rankings) and compiled the list. Instead of using a committee made of people in a state ranked 50th in education, why not simply take a page from a winning playbook?

We can easily adopt proven curricula from those schools and save loads of money, time and energy. Committees are where good ideas go to die. With our limited resources, we need to work smarter, not harder, to improve education being offered to our children.

MIKE SCIALES, Boise

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