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Fri., Jan. 14, 2011, 9:11 a.m.

Hoffman: 3 Cheers For Luna’s Plan

Schools Superintendent Tom Luna has proposed an education improvement agenda that makes amazing sense and is long overdue. There's a truckload of bias in my statement. The plan pretty much reflects what I, and my friends who believe in limited government, want from the Legislature this year in terms of public schools: In my column last week, I said I want an overhaul of the public education system, support for digital learning, better pay for the best teachers, focus on student achievement not school bureaucracies, limiting teachers' union contracts to time and content and requiring labor negotiations to be conducted in public. All of this is contained in Luna's plan/Wayne Hoffman, Idaho Freedom Foundation. More here.

Question: Do you agree with Wayne Hoffman that the "three pillars" plan laid out by Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna "makes amazing sense and is long overdue"?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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