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Minority members of Senate Ed come out against Luna reform bills

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.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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