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Luna Mum re: Investigating Teachers

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna warned educators last month they could be fired for politicking at school, but says he can't disclose whether any are under investigation. Luna's spokeswoman, Melissa McGrath, wrote last week that "at least 10 informal complaints" had been filed with the 18-member Idaho Professional Standards Commission, the panel that reviews violations of the ethics code for Idaho educators and can strip them of the certification required to teach in public schools. In a May 13 memo sent to all of Idaho's K-12 school trustees and administrators, Luna said he had received "numerous reports" of ethical violations/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Should teachers be investigated for political conduct on campus that may have occurred prior to Luna's well-publicized warning to stop such conduct?




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