Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna is an education adviser to the Mitt Romney campaign.
His latest comments on behalf of the GOP nominee follows a statement issued Sept. 11 criticizing President Obama for his failure to "speak out" on the Chicago teachers' strike. His spokeswoman subsequently clarified that her boss wasn't advocating federal intervention in local labor disputes.
Issued from Romney headquarters in Boston, Tuesday's statement follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2012
CONTACT: Romney Press Office
IDAHO SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION TOM LUNA: OBAMA PUTS SPECIAL INTERESTS AHEAD OF STUDENTS
Boston, MA – Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna today made the following statement on Mitt Romney’s plan to reform education:
“If we want to keep the American Dream alive and give young people the opportunities they deserve, it is essential that we bring our schools up to the demands of the 21st century economy. President Obama’s four years in the White House have demonstrated that we cannot improve our schools until we have a president who is willing to put students before special interests. We need reforms that will offer parents greater and better quality choices for their children, hold schools accountable, and attract and retain the best teachers. Mitt Romney’s record shows he understands these facts, and that’s why we need his leadership in the White House.”
You can follow Idaho Statesman Politics on Twitter.