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Tue., Jan. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.

Koler: We’ve Only Just Begun

Duncan Koler (pictured) believes only a battle was won last year when it was decided to phase out the International Baccalaureate Organization advanced learning program in the Coeur d'Alene School District. The war against what Koler sees as a historic trend of turning students into global citizens still remains. "It's important to understand that this has been going on for a long time," Koler, an attorney from Hayden, told the Panhandle Pachyderm Club on Friday at Red Lion Templin's Hotel. "It hasn't stopped and it won't stop." Koler, a member of the nonprofit Citizens for Better Education, was among those who opposed IB at Lake City High and the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the elementary version of IB at Hayden Meadows Elementary that will be terminated at the end of this year. He said more work needs to be done getting education focused on core learning and academics and less on socialization/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Does Duncan Koler and his organization represent your views on public education in Coeur d'Alene?

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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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