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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:00 am

Congratulations to the victors in the Coeur d’Alene school board election, Tom Hearn, Dave Eubanks and Christa Hazel. Let’s hope they honor their pledges to do what is best for our kids. If they don’t we’ll be there to let them and the public know. Let’s also hope that Christa Hazel is the true conservative she claimed to be in the campaign. If she was truthful, then a conservative board majority should be able to deal prudently with the financial challenges District 271 faces, including bloated health benefits, and the desire to retain the important intangibles that our bus drivers bring to the table.

Victors — educate yourselves about Common Core Standards and Progressive Education. Your ignorance of these issues did not deter your voters, but our children are at risk.

To the thousands of conservative voters who did not vote — shame on you. You have likely prevented real conservative changes from being made in our schools, to improve academics, restore acceptable standards of behavior and preserve local control. You can expect a supplemental tax levy as a reward for your lack of commitment.

We will continue to fight for our students and the taxpayers. Anything short of excellence in academics and the most value for our taxes is unacceptable. We have a long way to go to improve academics. But as to budgeting, it is fortunate for the incoming trustees that the board and Mr. Wardell have made great strides over the past year. Don’t mess it up!

DUNCAN KOLER

Dalton Gardens

Citizens for Better Education

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Welcome to the discussion.

7 comments:

  • rexaroni posted at 11:45 am on Thu, May 30, 2013.

    rexaroni Posts: 190

    I am registered republican and consider myself to the right of center, and I also voted against the RR candidates. Sorry, they are so far to the right, they can't even see the center.

    "To the thousands of conservative voters who did not vote — shame on you."

    If Koker had dropped the word "conservative" out of that statement, I would agree 100%.

     
  • whatwillbe53 posted at 11:22 pm on Wed, May 29, 2013.

    whatwillbe53 Posts: 178

    two years of reprieve, but the disrespect of taxpayers and the citizens commission will resume in July.

     
  • Idaho42 posted at 10:56 pm on Wed, May 29, 2013.

    Idaho42 Posts: 7

    Mr. Koler your five minutes are up, it's time to move on. The voters have spoken, loudly and they do NOT want your type of influence or educational preferences in our district.

     
  • go zags posted at 5:04 pm on Wed, May 29, 2013.

    go zags Posts: 10

    Citizens for better education ?? Seriously ?? Is that a joke?
    As for conservatives not voting..... Im a conservative republican and I voted against all the KCRR candidates..

     
  • cdanative33 posted at 8:43 am on Wed, May 29, 2013.

    cdanative33 Posts: 364

    "Victors — educate yourselves about Common Core Standards and Progressive Education. Your ignorance of these issues did not deter your voters, but our children are at risk."

    Respectful... or presumptuous, condescending, and petty?

    "To the thousands of conservative voters who did not vote — shame on you. You have likely prevented real conservative changes from being made in our schools, to improve academics, restore acceptable standards of behavior and preserve local control. You can expect a supplemental tax levy as a reward for your lack of commitment."

    Respectful... or presumptuous, condescending, and petty?

    "Don’t mess it up!"

    Respectful... or presumptuous, condescending, and petty?

     
  • Mr Kotter posted at 8:20 am on Wed, May 29, 2013.

    Mr Kotter Posts: 12

    So upset? The letter was respectful and to the point. Apparently you disagree with Mr. Koler. It's your right, it's his right, it's the voters' right. You also have the right to be petty if you wish. Enjoy your rights.

     
  • cdanative33 posted at 8:04 am on Wed, May 29, 2013.

    cdanative33 Posts: 364

    The fact that Mr. Koler appears to be so upset about the election results leads me to believe that the voters made the right choices.

     
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