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Outsiders To Address Ed Tech Group

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's Students Come First Technology Task Force holds its second round of meetings Monday and Tuesday. The task force is charged with advising the Legislature on the implementation of Senate Bill 1184, which passed earlier this year. The new law mandates online courses for high school graduation and shifts money from teacher salaries to technology. The law is subject to voter approval in November 2012. The agenda includes talks from representatives of the Maine Department of Education, Denver Public Schools and Discovery Learning, an arm of the Discovery Communications LLC, the owner of the Discovery Channel/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Am I the only one concerned that Superintendent Tom Luna's grand experiment with Idaho education leans too heavily on out-of-state interests?

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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