Propositions 1,2,3 Rejected In Idaho


By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Idaho voters rejected all three of superintendent of public instruction tom Luna’s laws to overhaul education.

Idahoans have spoken and they have spoken clearly.

Two–thirds of voters turned down Luna’s plan to spend one–hundred and eighty million to lease laptops for high school students and create online–class mandates.

The other two laws – limits on teachers collective bargaining rights, and new system of merit pay for teachers.

"Teachers, Principals, and Superintendents have expressed to me they did not like the way the laws were conceived in isolation. They didn't feel like they had much input and I think that was a big factor” said Dr. Wiley Dobbs Superintendent, Twin Falls School District.

"Knowing that they didn't pass we can’t go back and change that either way, so I just want to say that I'm supportive of them not passing. We are still going to do our best to do what is right for the students” said Kristen Bloxham Teacher, Lincoln Elementary.

Now that all the votes are in, the twin falls school district waits to find out what's next.

"Were waiting for some advice from the State Department of Education, were expecting they’ll probably get some advice from the Attorney General's Office, so right now we are in a little limbo. We really don't know exactly what’s next.” said Dr. Wiley Dobbs Superintendent, Twin Falls School District.

The campaign will go down as one of the most expensive in Idaho.

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