Teachers are under many stressors from forces seeking to improve education. In Idaho, there are numerous factors beyond educators' control that threaten to undermine success for all children. This article, prepared by eighteen distinguished Idaho public school teachers, outlines variables attendant to school failure for many Idaho children. Teachers need to act as advocates for improving the social climate that impinges on learning.
In addition to the main author, this article was prepared by Cohort Groups III and IV of the Thomas Wright Fellows, University of Idaho:
La Donna Tuinstra
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"A Tale of the Children: Challenges to Learning and Teaching in Idaho, and Why Some Children Will Be Left Behind,"
Northwest Journal of Teacher Education: Vol. 3
, Article 11.