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Fri., April 26, 2013, 8:25 a.m.

Debating Education At Mica Grange

All six Coeur d'Alene School Board candidates were on hand last night during a two-hour forum in which audience members asked the questions. They are, from left, Christa Hazel, Brent Regan, Bjorn Handeen, Tom Hearn, Ann Seddon and Dave Eubanks. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

The six candidates seeking election to the Coeur d'Alene School District Board of Trustees were cordial and courteous Thursday as they fielded audience questions during a public forum hosted by the Mica Flats Grange. Seated on a stage in front of a crowd of about 130, the candidates were asked to comment on a variety of issues including the privatization of busing, the International Baccalaureate Organization programs recently axed by the current board, federal funding of public schools and the Common Core initiative/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

  • DFO: I attended this meeting. I'm was impressed by the civility of the crowd, which seemed to be evenly split between supporters for the incumbents and Handeen and the challengers. The three challengers articulated their positions well, as did incumbents Regan and Seddon. Handeen did a good job keeping his Ron Paul ideas under wraps. Good evening of democracy in action at the Mica Grange.

Question: Have you seen and heard enough to make an informed vote for trustee in your Zone?

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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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