Idaho Education committees to hold joint Feb. 1 listening hearing, replacing cancelled JFAC session

The 2 1/2-hour session is set for the same time and place as the hearing in the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee that was cancelled by GOP leadership last week.

"This was always my intent," said House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, who visited the press room Monday to assure that a news release from the Education Committee chairs, Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene and Rep. Reed DeMordaunt, R-Eagle, had been delivered. "This is about elevating these other germane committees and is certainly not to denigrate JFAC."

The joint hearing is set for 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 1 in the Capitol Auditorium.

A second hearing of the joint Health & Welfare committees will likely take place the following week, Bedke said. The speaker had hoped that hearing would be on Feb. 8, the same day JFAC had scheduled its second listening session, but that date isn't convenient for the committees. The hearing date will be announced soon.

Said DeMordaunt in the news release: "We want to invite all citizens to attend and share their thoughts on how our education system can be improved."

Said Goedde: "We believe that listening sessions like these, in conjunction with the Governor's Task Force (on K-12 reform), can provide ideas to better educate Idaho's students. In addition, we want to encourage our citizens to attend the regularly scheduled Education Committee hearings where public testimony on proposed legislation is always appreciated."

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Good. Make good use of it.

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People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.

think Sen. Goedde will break his gavel again?

http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2011/02/10/idahopolitics/tensions_run_high_senate_education_committee_hearings

(True, he didn't actually break it. He hit the striker so hard it sailed out into the audience.)

If that was always the

If that was always the intent, why not state that upfront when canceling the JFAC session?

Because, ppushing50, jfac's

Because, ppushing50, jfac's purview is funding not setting policy. It is up to the germane committees to set policy in conjunction with the various departments and agencies.

http://www.idahostatesman.com

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/01/23/2422475/after-silly-rhetoric-public-will.html

Looks like I'm not the only one, Roses4U, who thought that argument didn't ring true.

Goedde suggested those who do not agree with him are liars..

Goedde suggested those who do not agree with him are liars..

Nonini Deep sixed the excellent Cronin Legislation that would have protected Idaho Citizens from bad actors in the troubled For-profit education industry.

Our one party system in Idaho retaliated against the best and the brightest in my party, Trail, Cameron and others.

Idaho Legislators ignored, pushed aside stakeholders in education not Abramoff/ALEC class Lobbyists.

Shouldn't the aforementioned, to reach the floor level of "value based ethics" in their Legislator Ethics Training recuse themselves from the process?

Your list of best and

Your list of best and brightest needs revision -- eliminate Cameron and start over.

You must need a new needle by now-that record's ruined.

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People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.