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Fri., Jan. 4, 2013, 8:28 a.m.

Ed reforms need consensus, Otter says

Gov. Butch Otter addresses reporters on Friday (Betsy Russell)
Gov. Butch Otter addresses reporters on Friday (Betsy Russell)

Gov. Butch Otter told reporters this morning that education reform must be arrived at collaboratively and with consensus, saying the process that led to the voter-rejected “Students Come First” laws, which he championed, was badly flawed. “It’s pretty hard to establish consensus if you’re only talking to yourself on a matter of public policy,” Otter said.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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