Education Reform Group Hires Consultant
(AP) - A group working to overturn Idaho's new education reforms has hired an out-of-state consultant who last November helped repeal a hotly debated Ohio law limiting collective bargaining. David Williams is working on the Idaho campaign aimed at repealing laws that restrict teacher bargaining and require students to take online courses. Williams says he expects to have bipartisan help in the effort to throw out the education laws. The three Republican-backed measures championed by public schools chief Tom Luna and the governor were approved amid outcry from the teachers union, parents and some students. Critics gathered enough signatures to put three repeal measures on November's ballot. Luna counters people are becoming more supportive of the laws once they learn more about how they are being implemented.