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Statesman: Put Brakes On Luna Plans

Idaho public schools face a budget crisis, whether or not Tom Luna’s education overhaul plan becomes law. However, the state superintendent’s Students Come First plan does not provide a clear path forward. It instead complicates an already difficult situation. We urge the Legislature to put the brakes on a plan that has confused and divided Idahoans — not just the traditional education “stakeholders,” but the parents who send their children to school, and the taxpayers who finance the school system. This rushed plan represents a recipe for upheaval that cannot well serve the state’s 275,000 public school students. We do not arrive at this conclusion casually. On Jan. 16, we praised Luna for unveiling “a vision for education that deserves a close look, particularly in challenging times”/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here. (AP file photo, of Tom Luna)

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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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