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Mon., Nov. 11, 2013, 8:23 a.m.

Idaho Trustees Back Core Standards

School trustees from across the state, gathered in Coeur d’Alene Friday for the Idaho School Boards Association convention, voted overwhelmingly to endorse the new Idaho Core Standards, which the state adopted in 2011 to set higher goals for student achievement at each grade level, Idaho Education News reports; you can read their full report here. The standards have been drawing increasing political opposition - some opponents are labeling them a communist plot - even as they’ve been implemented in schools across the state; ISBA members voted 2,910 to 492 in favor of them. The trustees also voted down a resolution calling for the state to train personnel to use guns on campuses/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: So if Idaho school trustees are overwhelmingly in favor of Common Core standards and the Tea Party is overwhelmingly against, which side do you think is right? Or wrong? Or ... you know what I mean.




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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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