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Tue., July 23, 2013, 8:38 a.m.

Trustees Attend Common Core Meet

Confusion re: whether Trustee Terri Seymour "hosted" the anti-Common Core discussion at Candlelight Church Fellowship last night stems from this Facebook invitation that went viral locally after it was circulated to friends of the two women.

From Coeur d'Alene Press story re: Common Core discussion:

Coeur d'Alene School District Trustee Terri Seymour (pictured) was one of three of that district's school board members to attend the presentation. Tom Hearn and Dave Eubanks also attended. Last week, Seymour asked Coeur d'Alene Superintendent Matt Handelman to forward an invitation to attend the Common Core talk to all school district employees. Seymour told The Press Monday afternoon that she wasn't promoting the presentation, and that she doesn't have an opinion on the standards yet. ... She said she is not hosting the event, and acknowledged that she had Becky Funk help her set up a Facebook event so she could invite her friends to attend the talk. ... Trustee Christa Hazel told The Press she did not attend because she did not think the presentation would be objective. Hazel said she has discussed the topic at length with Sen. Goedde and with local teachers. She attended the state's Education Task Force meeting last spring, and said she supports the standards. Full story here.

Question: Should all Coeur d'Alene School Board trustees have attended this presentation by out-of-state individuals opposed to Common Core?

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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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