When it comes to paying and keeping teachers, there are wide gaps between Idaho’s haves and have-nots.
Idaho’s new five-year plan to boost teacher pay will not solve this problem. In fact, it could even get worse.
The $125 million career ladder law is designed to narrow the teacher pay gap between Idaho and neighboring states. Within Idaho, teacher salaries are set locally, and results vary widely from district to district. (To see how your local district stacks up, use the searchable table at the bottom of this story.)