Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Survey: 95 percent of Idaho educators oppose Luna plan

In a web-based survey that’s been answered by about half of Idaho’s 15,200 elementary and secondary school teachers, nearly all say they oppose Superintendent Tom Luna’s plan to overhaul education in Idaho.

The Idaho Education Association opened the survey February 14 to ask all Idaho teachers – IEA members and nonmembers alike – whether they support the IEA’s stand against Senate Bills 1108 and 1113. Here are the results: 97 percent of IEA members oppose the bills and 88 percent of non-members agreed. Taken together, 95 percent of all respondents support the IEA’s positions against the bills.  

 “These are the people who would need to implement Tom Luna’s plans,” said IEA President Sherri Wood. “Clearly, they are not buying what he is selling.”

IEA membership includes about two-thirds of the state’s classroom teachers, but the Association advocates for all Idaho educators, members and non-members alike.

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