Idaho was one of the dozen-plus states that did not, as far as I’ve been able to determine, participate in the March 4 Day of Action for education, but its students have not been silent.

On February 25, some two hundred students at Idaho State University in Pocatello staged an on-campus protest against state budget cuts and tuition hikes, and yesterday several dozen ISU students made the 250-mile drive to the state capitol in Boise to rally and lobby legislators directly.

Eight members of the ISU student government joined the group in Boise, including the student government president. Next up for the Idaho students’ agenda is building their campaign into a statewide movement — students from two other public universities in the state participated yesterday, and the ISU folks are hoping to build on that in the future.