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