Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Democrats: Luna 2.0 Isn't Any Better

Posted By on Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 11:47 AM

Saying it's time for an "adult conversation," Idaho Democrats continued their push back today against Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's proposals to reform classrooms across the Gem State. This week Luna began unveiling revisions to his plans to increase class size, eliminate teaching positions, hand out laptops to high schoolers and require online learning.

"The final product wasn't ready for prime time when it was first unveiled and it isn't ready now," said Lewiston Republican John Rusche. "We've received thousands of calls, letters, e-mail messages and visits from concerned parents and citizens from all over the state who have given the plan a failing grade."

Luna is scheduled to continue detailing his revisions this afternoon before the Senate's Education Committee.

"While the Superintendent warned that his proposals would make the adults uncomfortable," said Pocatello Democrat Edgar Malepeai, "It's time to acknowledge that we need an adult conversation regarding the future of education in Idaho."

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