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Luna: Teachers Could Cut Own Pay

State Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna has switched his list of five new bills to just three: One on labor conditions, one on reform, and a separate bill on pay for performance. Introducing the new measures, Luna said, “Ultimately because of this legislation, class sizes will be determined at the local level.” He said that he heard from teachers and other stakeholders that they wanted that option. “They expressed an interest in being able to choose to reduce their own pay in order to keep class sizes at the same level in their district,” Luna said, and to prevent teaching jobs in their district from being cut/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.

Question: Would you vote to cut your own salary, if it meant saving the jobs of co-workers?


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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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