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Luna: Yeah, We’re Next To Last — Trib

If you discovered the United States was spending less per capita on defense than 49 other nations, you wouldn't be doing cartwheels. If you watched your company earning less money than virtually all its competitors, you'd lose some sleep at night. What if you saw Idaho ranked 50th out of 51 states and the District of Columbia in terms of the dollars it puts behind each of its school children? You'd yawn. Old story. Irrelevant data, you'd say. Don't worry about it. Shrug it off. That's what the man Idahoans elected to safeguard and promote their public schools says and does. “If the amount of money you spend per child equals a high-quality education system, then Washington, D.C., would have the best schools in the country by far because they spend more than anybody else, and none of us would send our children to a public school in Washington, D.C.,” said Tom Luna/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question (for those who voted for Superintendent Tom Luna): Would you vote for Luna again?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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