Since our post some days back about some of the financial contributions and corporate ties between those involved with public school administration and strategy in Idaho - the links between Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, the education business K12, the Albertson Foundation and others - we've fielded a clutch of additional emails on the subject. The list of particulars has grown to an impressive length.
We may revisit it, putting some of those pieces in place. If we do, one of the main initial outlines will be an Associated Press story out of Boise by John Miller, probably the best single explanatory news article from Idaho so far this year, pulling together in clear terms how many of these pieces fit together. It's a little longish, but click the link and take the time to read it, now. Among other things, your sense of what the high-profile, much-admired and highly-influential J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation has become and is about, may change forever.
It is compelling, essential reading - especially if you're from Idaho. Useful even if not, because this kind of thing is going on in many more places as well.