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Luna Claims Mandate To Push Ahead

State Supt. Tom Luna said it's his election mandate that's prompting him to push forward with his far-reaching education reform plan. “The urgency that we're moving this with is based on what the governor and I experienced this past year … going from community to community, a very, very rigorous campaign, on top of being a governor and state superintendent at the same time,” he said. “The people had a very clear choice, because those who defend the status quo ran very vigorous campaigns on how they thought education should operate now and in the future. The governor and I had a different plan. The people … rejected the status quo”/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.

Question: Based on the election results of last November, do you think Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna & the Idaho Legislature have a mandate to overhaul the Idaho education system?


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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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