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Anti-Common Teacher Jumps In Race

A Grangeville teacher — and opponent of the new Idaho Core Standards — is jumping into the rapidly growing Republican field for state superintendent. John Eynon filed paperwork Friday naming a campaign treasurer, a precursor to raising money for a race. His campaign website — emblazoned with the slogan, “Common Sense, NOT Common Core” — leaves no question about his signature issue. Eynon describes himself as a “public school teacher and education professional.” He describes the Idaho Core Standards as unproven and a federal “overreach” into Idaho classrooms. “Common Core is the Democrat Party platform, says Eynon. “So, when it comes to Idaho education do we only have one party represented?”/Kevin Richert, IdahoED News. More here.

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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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