Minority Democrats on the Senate Education Committee have issued a statement opposing SB 1068 and 1069, state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna's education reform plan. Senate Minority Leader Edgar Malepeai, D-Pocatello, said the plan was “flawed from the beginning” because of the lack of input from students, parents, teachers and others. “In my ten years as a legislator, I have never seen such a spontaneous outpouring of public sentiment in opposition to a proposal as I’ve seen against Tom Luna’s plan to eliminate experienced teachers and increase class sizes,” Malepeai said. You can read the full statement here.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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