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Koler Slams Press PYP Editorial

Duncan Koler, a Coeur d'Alene Press letter writer who has spearheaded the attack on the International Baccalaureate and Primary Years Programme in the Coeur d'Alene School District, is taking Press editor Mike Patrick to task today for a recent editorial:

Patrick, long on record as unable to “see” IB/PYP as a socio-political values-driven program, falls back on the standard liberal attack approach of labeling those who disagree as “conspiracy theorists.” This despite IB/PYP’s agenda being stated clearly on their website, in their speeches, lesson plans, workshops and everywhere else in their own materials. Mike, it was disingenuous to suggest hidden motives by the school board. (Who is the conspiracy theorist now?) Trustees Hamilton and Seymour ran against IB/PYP. The other trustees have said they would look carefully at IB/PYP, and that is being done. Why would consideration of IB/PYP’s stated agenda be off-limits? Full letter here.

Question: Which side represents your values on this issue more — Duncan Koler's or the Press?


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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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