Why this matters

Idahoans need accurate news and data about education because:

  • Idaho spends $1.8 billion taxpayer dollars per year on public education.
  • Idahoans rank education as their No. 1 priority. Still, Idaho student achievement has stagnated.

Key Findings

  • Idaho's state budget grew by 12 percent the past three years while the public schools budget grew by 20 percent.
  • Idaho has seen no significant growth on standardized tests and most students perform below standards in math.
  • 1 in 4 Idaho children are not reading at grade level, according to the elementary reading test.