January 27, 2011

Public Education Reform

This is the week Idaho's Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna presents his FY2012 budget proposals to the legislature's Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee.

But this will be no ordinary budget presentation: Luna proposes to fundamentally change the way Idaho's schools do business. He and Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter want to reform how schools are financed, change teacher tenure, promote online learning and adopt national standards. And they plan to do all this with without any additional money.

Host Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with Supt. Luna about these plans and the future of K-12 education in Idaho.