'Education on the cheap:' Vote no leaders rip Props 1, 2 and 3

There's a better way to reform Idaho schools, say two leading opponents of the Students Come First education laws.

And the first step, say Mike Lanza and Maria Greeley, is to vote against Propositions 1, 2 and 3.

In a guest opinion, the two Boise parents argue against the laws — and the premise behind their passage in 2011.

Here's an excerpt:

"Beyond the flawed provisions contained in these misguided laws, we must understand how they originated. They were proposed at a time when the Legislature was looking to further reduce expenses for our public schools. Tom Luna claimed that the “economy demands” these laws. In other words, it was a plan to do education on the cheap, further starving a system of public schools that was already on life support. ...

"When the laws went through the Legislature, various Republican lawmakers saw through these schemes, noting the money wasn’t there and that many teachers would lose their jobs as a consequence. Even the Chairman of the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee voted against the laws for these reasons. Proponents haven’t proposed or identified a single source of revenue to pay for the laws, which will cost hundreds of millions of dollars over the next several years."

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Luna lied,

About all three props.

Vote NO on props 1, 2, 3.

I agree, however....

It is likely that if the props fail, the legislature will proceed to overturn the will of the people just as they did regarding the term limits initiative of a few years back. Many of the same trough gorgers are still there, including the current speaker of the House.

Term Limits

So many progressives don't seem to understand. When the Republican Party was screaming for Term Limits, they were referring to the Democrats then in office. Being a Republican here in Idaho means never having to say you're sorry, or to tell the truth.

No on Loony Luna Laws

If you care about education, kids or the Future;
Vote No on Propositions 1, 2 & 3.

Awe c'mon people, isn't state govt here a giant "trust us" deal?

Oh God, the good LDS folk of Idaho aren't so witless and gullible afterall? What is this world coming to? You mean they're actually standing up to the feudal cabal of bozo-manipulators, who've driven the state's per capita income into the ditch since 1980? (falling from 37th then to 49th last year) Surely, they're all-knowing in matters of public education (?)

Besides that, it's the biggest single honey-pot of money they haven't managed to loot....still left in state government.

The single largest employer

The single largest employer in Idaho is the state of Idaho.

Ganza and Greeley might want

Ganza and Greeley might want to do some indepth research into legislators' bios. There is always, always the rest of the story. And check out voting history of some legislators whose brain washed mind set cult thinking has a history of questionable support of education in the state of Idaho. Keep in mind, some personal connections supersede voters.