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Adam: Fear, Loathing In Ed Reform

The anti-education left has on its side, the powerful allies of fear and loathing of the unknown. Most voters know what a brick and mortar public school operating for a set number of periods with teachers in every classroom looks like. This whole online learning thing is unknown to a great percentage of voters. And there’s nothing easier for demogogues to make people scared of than the unknown. To make matters more difficult, out of staters will likely have some role in the software area, and most anyone who has extensive experience with this sort of system will be out of state. Other than the unknown, nothing can make people more scared than outsiders/Adam Graham, Adam's Blog. More here.

Question: State Sen. Steve Vick tweeted this morning that the Idaho Education Association appears to be the prime opponent to Tom Luna's education 'reform' plans. Others say that the entire state of Idaho is up in arms against the radical changes. Who do you think is right?


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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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