StateImpact Idaho
12:00 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Study Questions Constitutionality Of Idaho's Education Funding Plan

A report released today by the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy questions whether the state is meeting its constitutional duty to "maintain a general, uniform and thorough system of public, free common schools."

The report is authored by the center's director Mike Ferguson, who was also Idaho's chief economist for 25 years.

"One of the things I wanted to draw attention to is that unlike most state programs, public school funding is enshrined in the state constitution, it is basically different," Ferguson says.  Continue reading...