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Public School, Charter Fight Looms

Facing up to a fight over charter schools. A measure over facilities funding points to larger issues over education funding. Alan Millarsays he hopes conflict can be avoided. His group, the Idaho Charter School Network is pushing the proposal to fund buildings. But he says a fight is possible.   “If the traditional education establishment isn’t willing to accept that charters are an integral part of the education landscape in Idaho, then we’re going to continue down this same kind of road,” Millar says.  His group and others in the charter community have taken pains to avoid conflict. They met for months with the organizations that represent school boards and school administrators/Kestrel West Morning Memo. More here.

Question: Do you consider charter schools to be an integral part of the public school system?

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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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