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Pro and con debated on education propositions at Boise forum

Pro and con debated on education propositions at Boise forum

Mitch Coffman
October 3, 2012

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna made the case for education reform. State Rep. Brian, Crionin, D-Boise, argued against them. All this before a packed house Monday at the City Club forum in Boise, according to a story in the Idaho Statesman.

Luna said the reforms passed by the 2011 Idaho Legislature are a huge step forward for public education in Idaho, bringing Idaho more in line with technological advances so necessary in today's education environment.

Cronin countered that the trio of reforms approved by the Legislature are nothing more than the Republican-dominated Legislature using the funding crisis in the state as an excuse to underfund public education and that in developing the reforms, Luna and GOP lawmakers did not work with schools on the proposals.


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