Props 1, 2 and 3
KTVB reports that its likely that all three of Tom Luna’s education overhaul initiatives will fail after Idaho’s vote count is completed later today.
That means “Students Come First” could be overturned in a rare, statewide referendum.
The Associated Press announced shortly after 2 a.m. that proposition 3 of the Students Come First education reforms had failed.
Popularly known as the technology initiative, proposition 3 would have provided laptops and offered online classes to all Idaho high school students, among other features.
The initiative carried an 8-year contract and came with a $180 million price tag.
As of 5 a.m. Wednesday, propositions 1 and 2 were also trailing in the polls.
Those propositions would limit union bargaining rights, and introduce a merit pay system for teachers.
If the numbers hold, it would be a clear disaster for Luna’s plans to remake Idaho’s schools.