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3 Anti-Luna Teachers In Hot Water

A trio of first grade teachers at Ammon Elementary school near Idaho Falls, which is in the Bonneville School District, is likely to be in some hot water soon over a politically-charged letter they sent home with some of their students a few weeks ago. The letter, sent home by Mrs. Lora Stanger, Mrs. Linda McArthur, and Mrs. Cory Bingham, was a message of protest against recent education reform legislation thought up and pushed by Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna. In the undated letter, the teachers tell parents they are not going to help students outside of specific contracted times, meaning that pupils wouldn’t be able to access extra help during recesses, lunch breaks, or after school. The teachers also vowed not to take any class work home because that is not part of their contracts/Dustin Hurst, Idaho Reporter. More here.

Question: Should teachers pull back from the extra hours they work without pay, in protest to "reforms" that seek to replace many of them with computers?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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