Voter Education Forum A Big Success
Rupert, Idaho (KMVT-TV) With the election just two weeks away, voters are preparing to choose which candidates and propositions they will be voting for.
Wednesday night the Mini-Cassia chamber of commerce hosted a voter education forum.
There were tense moments during the voter education forum at Minico High School.
Key spokesmen from both the yes and no campaigns discussed the three education reform props and explained their positions in the ballot measures.
"I was one of the few Republican Senators who voted against those three bills as they went through the legislator, and I have been less than quiet about it” said Senator Tim Corder, (R) Idaho.
"We see this as a way to modernize our public school system to bring opportunity to our rural communities. Some of our opportunities already exist in places like Boise that don't exist in our small communities” said Deputy Chief of Staff Jason Hancock, Idaho Department of Education.
Hancock and Corder explained why Idaho voters should reject or uphold the current legislation and the impact the results of this vote will have on the future of Idaho’s schools and economy.
"People have to express themselves; they have to be engaged on this issue. It isn't a process done in secret, it isn't a process done behind closed doors. But every single stake holder is involved and part of the solution” said Senator Tim Corder, (R) Idaho.
The educational vote is divided into three parts. These issues include teacher negotiation contracts, merit pay for teachers, and laptops with online course requirements.
"The most important thing is that voters inform themselves of what's in these laws what's in there and what's not in there” said Deputy Chief of Staff Jason Hancock, Idaho Department of Education.
Three propositions that will be decided by Idahoans, and could transform the Idaho school system.
If you missed the event, FOX 14 will be running the entire taped forum October 25th after the news at 9 p.m.