facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Voters reject school reform in Idaho

Nov. 7, 2012 at 5:15 AM   |   Comments

BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Idaho gave its four Electoral College votes to Mitt Romney while voters appeared to reject education reforms in the state, results indicated.

With about 71 percent of precincts counted, Romney had captured 66 percent of the vote to 31 percent for President Barack Obama, CNN reported.

The Idaho Statesman reported Wednesday the school reform measures appeared headed for defeat.

The measures would have weakened unions, awarded bonuses to teachers based partly on student test scores and given laptop computers to high school students.

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's reform package had won backing from Gov. Butch Otter.

The three education laws had received approval in the legislature in 2011 and were placed on the ballot after a petition drive.

The Statesman also reported a statewide measure to put the right to hunt in the state constitution had garnered 75 percent of votes in favor.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Police suspect poisoning in death of Utah family Police suspect poisoning in death of Utah family
2
Piece of Amelia Earhart plane identified from Nikumaroro Piece of Amelia Earhart plane identified from Nikumaroro
3
Kaci Hickox won't obey Maine Ebola quarantine, state may go to court Kaci Hickox won't obey Maine Ebola quarantine, state may go to court
4
Optimistic Fed stops buying bonds to aid economy Optimistic Fed stops buying bonds to aid economy
5
'Operation' game inventor can't afford own surgery, the Internet responds 'Operation' game inventor can't afford own surgery, the Internet responds
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback