Spanked by voters, Luna downgrades Props from 'most important' school choice in a lifetime to 'bump in the road'

Credit Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna seeing the sunny side.

A month before the election, Luna cast his "Students Come First" laws in historic proportions.

"The choice that we will make this November is by far the most important choice on education that many of us will make in our lifetime," Luna told a sold-out City Club audience as he closed his opening remarks in an Oct. 2 debate with Rep. Brian Cronin, D-Boise. "It's a choice about moving forward or going backward."

On Monday, six days after Propositions 1, 2 and 3 were drubbed by voters, Luna called the defeat a
"bump in the road" and vowed to fight to revive parts of the plan.

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Dan, I can't remember if you commented when President Obama referred to the murder of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, as a "bump in the road." Apparently that cliché is very trendy and popular among our politicians, huh?

I didn't comment, bikeboy

I rarely weigh in on national politics, unless they involve Idaho or our delegation directly. Enough to worry about covering Idaho politics.

Dan Popkey

Mr. Luna and the “baby steps to ethics boys”

The new crop of political bosses in Idaho, Mr. Luna and the “baby steps to ethics boys” in the Idaho Legislarure remind one more of the Tammany Hall bosses than the “Old Idaho” high integrity leadership culture of Batt, Andrus, Park, Cenarrusa, Ysursa, Cronin.

Question: If your career, employment security depended on Mr. Luna and the “baby steps to ethics boys” in the Idaho Legislature, would you not feel compelled to join any Union or Association dedicated to protecting and serving your best interests and those of your co-workers and the customers you serve?

Teachers, Parents, Students, even the teachers Union earned our trust.
Idaho Legislators, Lobbyists, and out-of-state For-profit education companies did not. .

Abramoff: "Fire up the jet baby, we're going to El Paso!!" Mike Scanlon: "I want all their MONEY!!!" Email interchange between Jack Abramoff

Teachers' best interests are served by this?

“Our operations cost more than one million dollars per day.” - reported by Becky Pringle, NEA Secretary/Treasurer, at 2012 NEA convention.

That bump in the road busted the shocks on his SUV.

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