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Wed., Nov. 7, 2012, 8:50 a.m.

Luna Laws: No! No! No!

In a stunning rebuke to Gov. Butch Otter and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, Idahoans on Tuesday repealed the laws that dominated the pair’s agenda the past two years. Idahoans agreed with teachers unions — which spent more than $3 million to defeat Propositions 1, 2 and 3 — that the reforms Luna called “Students Come First” and detractors called “The Luna Laws” went too far. As GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney won a 65 percent Idaho landslide, Otter and Luna — both touted as possible Cabinet secretaries in a Romney administration — lost their signature issue by large margins/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here

With 99 percent of all Idaho precincts reporting:

  • 57 percent opposed to restrictions on teachers unions in Prop 1.
  • 58 percent voted no on Prop 2, which paid teacher bonuses based on student test scores and other measures.
  • 67 percent rejected a mandate for laptops and online credits for every Idaho high school student.
  • Kootenai County: The 3 propositions lost solidly (see below).

Question: Should Superintendent Tom Luna resign?


Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/11/07/2337158/idaho-education-reform-laws-headed.html#storylink=cpy
Kootenai County final vote:

PROPOSITION 1
YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    25,890   44.32
NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    32,523   55.68

PROPOSITION 2
YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    26,221   44.65
NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    32,506   55.35

PROPOSITION 3
YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    20,557   35.14
NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    37,936   64.86




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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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