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Tue., April 30, 2013, 4:14 p.m.

Trustee Rips Common Core Hysteria

The tweet of the day comes from Troy Rohn, a Boise School Board member. “Let the Common Core hysteria begin,” Rohn wrote Tuesday. “The (Boise School District) strongly believes in (Common Core State Standards) and the long-term benefits it will have for our students.” Rohn was responding to Monday’s Idaho Education News story on Common Core — and the Idaho congressional delegation’s position on the controversial standards. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, said he sympathized with efforts to cut off federal funding for the standards — although Risch stopped short of signing Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley’s letter seeking to block Common Core spending/Kevin Richert, The EDge. More here.

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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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