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Hazel Orders KTEC Link Removed

Superintendent Hazel Bauman of Coeur d’Alene School District order a link to removed after she received this e-mail from patron Jacob Minter: “As you’re aware, the Coeur d’Alene School District’s main website contains a brochure about KTEC which provides a link to as a source of ‘more information’ on the proposal.  Linking there is highly inappropriate on the District’s part given that this website is wildly biased in favor of KTEC and even contains an explicit plea to ‘[v]ote YES on the KTEC Levy, coming August 24th.’  The District’s responsibility should be to provide accurate, objective information to parents and voters so that they can make an informed decision at the ballot box. It should not be directing curious voters to sites biased one way or the other, especially sites explicitly instructing readers to ‘vote yes’ or ‘vote no.’”

Question: Did Hazel Bauman do the right thing by removing the link?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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