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Mon., Aug. 19, 2013, 1:19 p.m.

Cameron Goes Quiet On Wi-fi Hubbub

A month ago, Sen. Dean Cameron was one of the loudest critics of a controversial multiyear contract to install WiFi in Idaho high schools and junior high schools. Upon learning that the contract could run five years — with options that could extend the deal to 15 years — the powerful co-chairman of the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee was pointed in his remarks. For Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna to use a one-year, $2.25 million budget line item to support a multiyear deal was “certainly a stretch, and perhaps borderline on a lack of honesty,” Cameron told the Spokane Spokesman-Review’s Betsy Russell. But now, as more details emerge about the state’s contract with Education Networks of America, Cameron is keeping his own counsel/Kevin Richert, IdahoED News. More here.

Question: Why do you suppose Cameron is taking a different approach now to wi-fi controversy?




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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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