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Trib: Jeers To Mitt For Luna Pick

JEERS ... to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. To name Idaho schools Superintendent Tom Luna to his Education Policy Advisory Committee suggests Romney either doesn't care about public education or he's totally in the dark about Luna's record. That record boils down to this: From the time Luna emerged on the scene in 2002, he has been a divisive force in public education. Whether it's LunaTech -- the school chief's attempt to shift resources from classroom teachers into for-profit purveyors of online instruction -- charter schools, merit pay or vouchers, Luna has employed wedge issues at every turn. Members of his own party -- from the Land Board to the Legislature -- aren't shy about detailing Luna's deceptions and distortions. Most of the people who have what he lacks -- practical, academic and professional experience teaching your children in the classroom -- do not trust him/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Do you think Mitt Romney made a good choice in naming Superintendent Tom Luna to his Education Policy Advisory Committee?



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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