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Otter Still Stumping For Ed 'Reform'

Gov. Butch Otter said Wednesday he will champion restoring pieces of three education laws voters widely rejected last month, after seeing a poll showing Idahoans still back aspects of the reforms. “We got back some very good numbers that I think we can rely on,” Otter told the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho at a Boise meeting that marks the informal annual kickoff of the legislative season. “There were parts and pieces of every one of those that folks did want,” Otter said, adding that he’s working on providing suggestions to lawmakers when they convene Jan. 7. “There will be some early ideas that come forth.” Otter didn’t elaborate on what portions of Propositions 1, 2 and 3 he will try to revive, but highlighted the importance of boosting technology in classrooms. “I know something is going to come, with us or without us,” Otter said. The poll was commissioned by a group associated with Otter, Education Voters of Idaho, which raised about $640,000 in support of the propositions/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Seriously? Sounds like Otter and Education Voters of Idaho are going to try to ram through their definition of reform in the 2013 Legislature, despite being beaten badly at polls only a month ago. Am I misreading this?


Read more here: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/12/05/idahopolitics/armed_with_new_poll_otter_says_idahoans_want_education_reform#storylink=cpy



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