Don’t Fail Idaho is a fact-driven, statewide public awareness campaign sponsored by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. The goal? To inform and inspire a productive conversation about how to improve education in Idaho.
The Albertson Foundation believes strongly that nothing is more important than a high quality education. Since 1997, the Foundation has invested more than $500 million in teachers and programs from pre-school through higher education. This investment is driven by the belief that — regardless of zip code, race or income — Idaho’s kids deserve a bright future where the doors of opportunity are wide open and dreams can be achieved.
Unfortunately, the data reveals that the bright futures and dreams of Idaho’s youth are in jeopardy.
Nationally recognized sources such as the National Center for Education Statistics point to a system in crisis:
Are there bright spots in Idaho’s education system? Of course. But there is no denying now that every year thousands of Idaho kids are falling through the cracks and holes of Idaho’s education pipeline.
The campaign asks: Is this the best way to prepare our future workforce, entrepreneurs, community leaders and citizens? As a proud state with a proud history, the Foundation believes that, not only can we do better, Idaho can be a national leader.
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Without politics or finger pointing, Don’t Fail Idaho aims to drive a productive conversation based on a common set of data. We all must take some responsibility for creating this problem and for fixing it — for the sake of our sons, daughters, grandchildren and neighbors and the future of the great state of Idaho.
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