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Teachers Forming Human Chain

Hundreds of teachers and their supporters are ringing the state Capitol, many with red scarves tied across their mouths to signify their voices being silenced, in protest over the passage yesterday of SB 1108 and today's passage of SB 1110, the first two bills in state schools Supt. Tom Luna's reform package; the third bill remains stalled in a Senate committee. There's loud music playing, and the human chain is scheduled to be followed by a rally in Capitol Park at 5:30; it's one of a series of after-school events and rallies scheduled across the state today to protest the passage of the bills/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here. (Eye On Boise photo: Betsy Russell)

Question: At this point, what good will protests, walkouts, & human chains do for public educators?

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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