Gov. Butch Otter is making a late pitch for Idaho voters to uphold Propositions 1, 2 and 3 — the K-12 overhaul he signed into law 19 months ago.
In a guest opinion today, sent out by Yes for Idaho Education, Otter made his appeal that mixed the political and the personal.
"Beyond my constitutional responsibility as governor to help the Legislature 'maintain a general, uniform and thorough system of public, free common schools,' it is my job as a father, as a grandfather, and as a citizen and taxpayer to support and indeed insist upon quality educational opportunities for every Idahoan.
I want my grandkids and their children and grandchildren to grow up in a state where quality public education is a priority. That doesn’t mean spending more money than other states to show our commitment. What it means is ensuring our public schools are providing the best education possible for our children with the resources we have.
Here's a link to the full guest opinion.