Luna can't find refuge in Mormon temple from ed fight

Luna can't find refuge in Mormon temple from ed fight

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Luna can't find refuge in Mormon temple from ed fight

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 4:15 PM

BOISE -- Public schools chief Tom Luna was in Boise's Mormon temple recently during a public event.

But even his faith's sacred ground in Idaho's capital offered no refuge from intense questioning about Nov. 6's vote on his 2011 education overhaul.

Luna says he can't go anywhere without being grilled about his "Students Come First" laws limiting union bargaining, promoting merit pay and providing laptops for high school kids.

Michael Lanza, the head of the "Vote No on Propositions 1, 2 and 3" effort, knows the feeling.

He gets hit up for information by prospective voters in supermarket check-outs and Halloween trick-or-treating.

Observers of the $6 million-combined campaigns both for and against Luna's overhaul say the scorched-earth rhetoric accompanying them leaves little room for common ground, regardless of how voters decide Tuesday.

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