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As Idaho Lawmakers Focus On Curriculum Concerns, Teacher Pay Raises Are On Hold

Seth Perlman

The Idaho House voted last week to kill the K-12 budget, which includes a raise for teachers, far right conservatives lauded the move. Some Republicans are focused on rooting out what they say is social justice curriculum in Idaho schools.

Kevin Richert with Idaho Education News reports this comes at the same time that measures have begun to emerge in other states limiting instruction of racism and sexism.

Richert tells Idaho Matters what to watch for as the legislature continues its work this week when it comes to education bills.

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.