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Mon., Feb. 17, 2014, 5:21 p.m.

Teacher Of Year Challenges Senators

Idaho Teacher of the Year Jamie Esler (pictured), a science teacher at Lake City High School in Coeur d’Alene, strongly urged lawmakers today to restore the operational funding that was cut from the state’s public schools through the recession. “As the 2014 Idaho Teacher of the Year, I call on you to see the possibilities while acknowledging the current challenges and realities,” Esler told the Senate Education Committee this afternoon. “I call on you to recognize our potential while helping to ease our pain. Success is in the eyes of every single child. And it is in the hands of every single teacher. I see it every day. We, the public education team, are doing all that we possibly can and we are making a difference. You can too. Please join us. Please reinvest in the operational funding for the public education system, the future of the state of Idaho”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here. (Courtesy photo: Coeur d'Alene High)

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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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