If Idaho voters want to know the true effects of state superintendent Tom Luna's Students Come First education overhaul, they should ask teachers.
That's the assessment of one 20-year teacher, Mark Snodgrass, a Meridian Republican who served in the Idaho House of Representatives from 2002 to 2008.
Here's an excerpt of his guest opinion:
"Who is better to determine what is in the best interest of your children?
"A career politician who has never been a teacher or administrator, has a bachelor's degree in weights and measures from an unaccredited online university, and who has received thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from online education providers?
"Or career educators, who have dedicated their lives to teaching children, who continue to provide quality services despite reductions in salaries, benefits, and working conditions, and who have been vilified by state leaders for opposing these policies that discount and disrespect them as professionals."
Here's a link to the full guest opinion.