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Student: But We Do Understand

In an Eye On Boise post, SReporter Betsy Russell provides a link to a letter to the editor by Moscow High student Celeste Hufford that counters claims that protesting students don't understand Tom Luna's "reform" legislation. It states in part:

After all the work that I have put into the effort of showing to Tom Luna and the Idaho legislators that the students of Idaho do not support this legislation, I am deeply offended by Wayne Hoffman suggesting that the students have been “manipulated into believing that Public School Superintendent Tom Luna is attacking our state’s education system." He says that we “have been fed such propaganda…” that we have no hope of understanding the truth of Luna’s plans. I have put hours and hours into informing myself and the students of Moscow High School about these bills. Jashvina and I made the decision early on that no one in our group traveling to Boise would be allowed to go if they were not informed about the bills and could not hold their ground when explaining them to someone." More here.

Question: Does it sound as though Celeste Hufford understands what's at stake with Luna "reforms"?

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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