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House OKs Restoring $30M To Schools

HB 65, the bill to restore the $30 million to the current year’s public school budget that was put in limbo when voters repealed the “Students Come First” laws in November, has passed the House unanimously on a 69-0 vote – with no debate. “I would suggest that it’s impossible to define what the voters meant,” House Education Chairman Reed DeMordaunt, R-Eagle, told the House. “The bottom line is we don’t know. Let me tell you what we do know, though. We do know that each one of us in this body as well as the body across the rotunda were elected to try to improve our state, and by extension to try to improve our education system”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

DFO: Funny, I have a good idea what the voters meant when they rejected the three Luna Laws that the Legislature and Gov. Otter tried to foist on the state. The voters didn't want to turn the state education system over to an online experiment without a track record. They also didn't want to throw the state's teachers under the bus as GOP legislators and the School Board Association did (and still does).

Question: Do you know what voters meant when they rejected the Luna Laws?

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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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