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Luna Faces Common Core Foes

Item: Luna explains Common Core: Idaho standards will be in place in schools this fall/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: A group of North Idaho opponents of the Common Core initiative went head-to-head Thursday in Coeur d'Alene with one of the effort's leading proponents, Idaho public schools chief Tom Luna. The event, an informational meeting organized by Tea Party leader Pam Stout of Bonner County, attracted about 35 people to the Coeur d'Alene Public Library. Luna arrived a few minutes late for the morning gathering, and as he walked to the front of the room, past the waiting audience, he smiled, apologized for being late, and said, tongue-in-cheek, “Am I in trouble?” From the chairs, a man shouted a comment that set the tone for the rest of the one-hour meeting: “Hey Tom, you are in trouble, because you're pushing something we don't want.”

Question: Ya gotta give Luna props for going into the lions den and defending Common Core, right?

Wanted: Protection From Protectors

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

The presentation at (Candlelight Church Fellowship) was hosted by a group called the Friends of Idaho, introduced by Sage Dixon. Dixon said Friends of Idaho is a newly formed non-governmental organization focused on preserving and maintaining Idaho's sovereignty.

Question: So who's going to protect the majority of Idahoans from all these self-appointed groups that say they're protecting us?

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