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Tue., April 12, 2011, 11:04 a.m.

Goedde Pushing Luna Plan Start-Up

The north Idaho state senator who helped shepherd wide-reaching changes to the state’s public education system says he thinks voters won’t strike down the reform efforts and that state education leaders must now get started rolling out the policies and rules to that follow the changes of the laws. Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, sponsored the “Students Come First” plan from Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, and chairs the Senate Education Committee, which formally introduced the legislation of the plan, heard the most testimony on the education reform package and cast the narrowest votes on package/Brad Iverson-Long, Idaho Reporter. More here.

Question: Do you have a different view of Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene, now that he and Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Post Falls, have been instrumental as Education committee chairmen in pushing through Tom Luna's education 'reforms'?

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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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