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Hammond: Shake Out Bad Parts

On his Facebook page, state Sen. Jim Hammond explains his philosophy for supporting Tom Luna's "reform" legislation: "The House has now passed the first two pieces of the education improvement effort. The third bill dealing with technology is being rewritten for the third time to meet the concerns expressed in testimony. I realize that there is great concern regarding these bills and their affect upon our system of education but sometimes we need to turn a system on its head to shake out the parts that don't work and replace them with strategies that will work. I have heard substantial opposition from the education community but I have yet to hear specifically how these efforts will negatively affect any teacher,s efforts in the classroom."

Question: Would you like to approach the Idaho Legislature the same reckless way that it did public education: "shake out the parts that don't work and replace them with strategies that will work"?



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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