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Luna Plan Would Cut 700 Teachers

State Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna's school reform plan, just unveiled today, would eliminate the jobs of about 770 teachers over the next five years, according to Department of Education estimates. “Because we are requiring online courses and because we are going to increase the student-teacher ratio over the next five years, there is anticipated to be fewer teachers,” said Luna's spokeswoman, Melissa McGrath. “Over five years it would equal about 770. … We believe over the next five years we can absorb most of those through attrition”/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.

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