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Statesman: Ed Reform Battle Still On

A foolish grandstand play from the outset, the campaign to recall state schools Superintendent Tom Luna met its predictable demise Monday. Not content to dance on the grave, Luna and state Republican Party Chairman Norm Semanko stomped on it. Said Luna: “Opponents of the laws have tried to make it personal. Reforming education has never been about me; it’s about giving our students more opportunities.” Said Semanko: “This is a huge blow to the anti-education reform establishment. The union leadership’s efforts to use scare tactics and spread misinformation in order to maintain the status quo and to place union interests ahead of the true recipients of public education, the students, have failed in Idaho.” Game over. Just ask these guys, right? Not so fast/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman Editorial Board. More here.

Question: Should Idaho Republicans be worried about the attempt to overthrow Tom Luna's reform measures via referendum in November 2012?

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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