NEWS ANALYSIS

By Kevin Richert, IdahoEdNews.org

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on May 28, 2019

Boise’s economic boom might not be sustainable — and Idaho’s educational system poses part of the problem.

That sobering analysis comes from The Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C. think tank. In a recent study, “Growing Cities That Work For All,” Brookings examined four cities: Boise, St. Louis, Nashville and South Bend, Ind.

The report finds cracks in Boise’s economic recovery, including rising poverty rates, shrinking work force at Micron Technology Inc. and HP and a reliance on service jobs in health care, government and hospitality. (For a closer look at the economics, here’s a link to Don Day’s in-depth coverage and analysis at Boisedev.com.) But the report also took an unflinching

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