[Vision2020] "Luna Laws"

rhayes at frontier.com rhayes at frontier.com
Fri Nov 2 10:18:25 PDT 2012

What is really genius about the Luna Laws is how they a crafted to do several things, and who is liable for payment for these things.
1. Destroy or further weaken union representation in Idaho.  Look at the "YES on Prop 1,2,3" fliers bombarding our mail boxes. Unions are the nemesis according to them.
2. Weaken public education and shift the funding to private for profit education entities. 
3. Fill the fat wallets of mostly out of state corporations and individuals.
And, they figured out how to get the taxpayers to fund the above to the tune of $189 million dollars!
I don't know about you, but the last thing I want to see my hard earned tax dollars doing is getting kids to stare even longer at computer screens and not engaging with teachers or each other. 
Roger Hayes/Moscow


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From: Tom Hansen <thansen at moscow.com>
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I suspect that these people lack the funds that are so readily available to such upstanding Americans like Frank Vandersloot and/or Michael Bloomberg, but . . . 

Speaking of "special interest groups", how 'bout these . . .


Forum Concerning Education and State Revenue
February 19, 2011 
Capital Building (Boise)
(several familiar local faces)



President's Day Education Rally
February 21, 2011
Friendship Square, Moscow



Moscow High School Students Protest Superintendent Luna's Education Reform Plan
March 4, 2011
Third Street, Moscow



Lawsuit Filed Against Governor Otter and Superintendent of Public Instruction Luna by the Education Association Concerning Senate Bill 1108
April 27, 2011



And my personal favorite . . . 

Crank it up for . . .

Protest in Support of Teachers' Right to Collective Bargaining
March 9, 2011
Corner of Pullman Road and Perimeter Drive/Farm Road, Moscow


Seeya at the polls, Moscow, because . . .

"Moscow Cares"
Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

"We're a town of about 23,000 with 10,000 college students.  The college students are not very active in local elections (thank goodness!)."

- Dale Courtney (March 28, 2007)

On Nov 2, 2012, at 6:25 AM, Art Deco <art.deco.studios at gmail.com> wrote:

> This entire dispute from the beginning and continuing on in its absurd, agonizing way is an example of why our current political system and cast of characters is so badly out of touch with reality, so dysfunctional, and probably is almost unfixable.
> !.  There is no doubt that computers, online instruction, etc can be designed to greatly assist in the achieving important educational goals, and there are many good reasons for this.  Even those opposed to Luna's approach have cited here on this forum some good/effective programs.
> 2.  There is no doubt that well trained, committed teachers are an indispensable element in achieving important educational goals.  I know from experience that even the brightest learners need help, guidance, and encouragement/motivation to succeed let alone the average and disadvantaged students.
> It is not hard to find out which computer aided instruction works.  It is not hard to find which teachers and teaching techniques are the most effective.
> So, why can't all of us concerned with providing a high quality public education and the obvious benefits that it would have for the future of our country have a rational discussion based on known, ongoing, or needed research and come to some consensus about how to proceed instead of having a polarized, money driven, special
> interests (yes, both sides are special interests) produce an ugly cat fight where the losers will be our children and the future of our country.
> w.
> On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 8:22 AM, Tom Hansen <thansen at moscow.com> wrote:
>> Courtesy of KHQ at:
>> http://tinyurl.com/aof5dmk
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>> Hagadone shifted donation to secret Idaho ed group
>> BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Amid a campaign secrecy dustup, millionaire Idaho businessman Duane Hagadone took back money from a group that was reporting it publicly and gave it to another that fought to keep its donors hidden.
>> On Aug. 6, Hagadone gave $15,000 to Yes for Education, a political action committee campaigning to preserve public schools chief Tom Luna's education overhaul at the ballot box Nov. 6.
>> On Aug. 14, the PAC returned Hagadone's $15,000, according to records filed with the Idaho secretary of state's office.
>> Weeks later, on Sept. 24, he gave $15,000 to Education Voters of Idaho, a group that sought to keep its contributors secret but was forced by a judge Wednesday to reveal financiers, including Hagadone.
>> Hagadone didn't immediately return an e-mail on Thursday seeking comment on his campaign spending.
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>> Seeya at the polls, Moscow, because . . .
>> "Moscow Cares"
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