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500 PFHS Students Protest Luna Plans

Hundreds of Post Falls High School students staged a walkout today to express their unhappiness with the Idaho bills 1110 and 1108. The two bills proposed by state schools Supt. Tom Luna would strip teachers of their bargaining rights and force teachers into a merit-pay system. Both bills await Gov. Butch Otter’s signature. “We just feel that as students that this will affect us and our lives, so we are trying to do all we can,” said Jared Conrad, one of the students who led the protest. Students started the walkout about 10:45 a.m. this morning, during first lunch. Students were told they would not be considered absent despite missing class if they stayed on school property. At one point, about 500 of the high school’s 1,500 students had joined the crowd outside/Jody Lawrence-Turner, SR. More here.

Question: Did Post Falls High officials do the right thing by allowing students to stage peaceful rally?

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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