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Hammes: Wrong Day For Protest

Tone deaf? At least, but maybe it’s even worse than that. Maybe it’s just a case of being so insulated from the rest of the world that what is obvious to the most of us is a mystery to them. That’s not to say teachers did not have reason to protest. The proposals by Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Luna, for dealing with the shortage of money and the plenitude of future are significant. These are not minor modifications the legislature is considering. The proposals Mr. Luna has made would mean a major shift in how public schools do business in Idaho. Given all that, it makes sense that teachers staged protests throughout the state. But did they have to do it on a government holiday?/Dan Hammes, St. Maries Gazette-Record. More here.

Question: Did you see anything wrong with teachers protesting against Tom Luna's education "reform" plans on the Presidents' Day holiday?

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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