Students in Idaho protest proposed education reform


BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ Students at several Idaho high schools
walked out of class Monday morning to protest the state's education
reform plan.
About 100 students walked out of classes at Meridian High School
while more than 150 walked out at Nampa High School. Students were
also reported to have walked out of classes in Boise, Borah,
Caldwell and Pocatello. About 100 students gathered on the second
floor of the Idaho Capitol as part of the protests.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna has proposed
several changes including boosting technology in the classroom,
requiring students to take online classes, increasing class sizes,
cutting 770 teaching jobs and increasing the minimum pay for
Students heard about the walk-out via social media networks and
text messages.

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