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Thu., Dec. 20, 2012, 8:50 a.m.

Trib: Otter, Luna Hearing Voices

Maybe it's time to bring in an audiologist. Or even a psychiatrist. Either the people who gave you Idaho's all-time political snafu - affectionately dubbed the Luna laws - have lost their hearing. Or they are listening to voices. In their heads. They can't comprehend what the voters of Idaho said last month when they struck down schools Superintendent Tom Luna's punitive assault on teachers. To reiterate, it was: No! No to Proposition 1's attempt to break collective bargaining and teacher employment security. No to Proposition 2's plan to give standardized test scores - and in effect the socioeconomic status of the students - power over a teacher's compensation. No to Proposition 3's design to transfer money from the classroom to the manufacturers of laptop computers and providers of online instruction. Idaho's electorate didn't whisper/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: What are your thoughts re: noises from Gov. Butch Otter and Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna that they may try to bring back parts of the resoundingly rejected Luna Laws?




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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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