Public testimony has concluded at today’s Senate Education Committee hearing on school science standards; fourteen people testified, all strongly in favor of adopted the revised standards as presented by the state Board of Education, rather than deleting parts. The Senate committee won’t vote on the standards today; Chairman Dean Mortimer, R-Idaho Falls, said that vote will be taken later. Committee Vice Chairman Steven Thayn, R-Emmett, who is presiding over the rules hearing, asked state Department of Education official Duncan Robb to also address the standards and supporting content, while saying, “We obviously have a well-informed populace.” Robb told the senators, “The department and the superintendent stands behind the recommendation 100 percent....
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Fourteen people testify, all strongly back science standards in full, as does Supt. Ybarra