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Thu., Nov. 8, 2012, 3:55 p.m.

Unfinished Biz: Pay Idaho Teachers

When it came to passing Students Come First, state Superintendent Tom Luna’s far-reaching and hastily assembled K-12 overhaul, Idaho’s powers that be certainly figured out how to move quickly. Now, they need to move quickly again — and get $39 million of merit pay into the hands of the teachers who earned it.
The bonuses are among the vestiges of Students Come First, or Propositions 1, 2 and 3. When Idaho voters summarily and overwhelmingly rejected the three laws Tuesday, they reopened the question of what becomes of these bonuses. Timing matters. The money is supposed to go out to school districts next week, while the merit pay law remains on the books/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Should Idaho teachers get the merit pay that's on the books despite failure of Propostion 2?

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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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