Voter Education For Propositions One Through Three


By Jay Michaels

Burley, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Republicans in Burley played host to the Idaho's First Lady Lori Otter. It was part of a voter education night for the "Students Come First" referendum.

Cassia county residents crowded into Burley High School's Little Theatre to find out more about what's in Propositions One, Two, and Three. Voters will head to the polls to cast their decisions on the ballot on Tuesday, November 6th.

Julie Greenman, Secretary for the Cassia County GOP, says, "I work in the elections. And many of the people will come by my table and they'll say, 'I don't know what I was voting for, but I voted anyway.'"

Proposition One says that parents have inputs on teacher evaluations, tenure is phased out, and contract negotiations occur openly. Proposition Two deals with pay for performance and bonus pay for student academic growth. Proposition Three says high school seniors can have up to a year's worth of college credits paid for by the state, and that there should be technology in the classroom, regardless of where students live.

Greenman says, "Our purpose is not to tell voters how to vote, yes or no. But we really want to educate the voters so that they will know as they go to the polls, whether they want to or not, they will be able to make the decision, because they've come here to listen to what the referendum is."

First Lady Lori Otter pointed out that all three propositions have already been in effect for a year and a half.

Sept. 25, 2012.

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