All cliches and flattering green dress, candidate Sherri Ybarra’s arrival was not auspicious. But she won, and from afar at least, she’s showing real heart, substance and good judgment. Ms. Ybarra seems destined to help Idaho public education be general, uniform, thorough and free, as the Constitution requires. She just needs to apply what she’s learned about managing first-graders in dealing with our esteemed governor and legislators. This former — well, still — skeptic wishes her well this legislative go-round.
James Runsvold, Caldwell