Ads for Props 1, 2 and 3 filmed at public school, opponents not happy
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Education reform foes filmed a campaign commercial inside an elementary school in southwestern Idaho, prompting complaints from reform supporters that taxpayer resources were improperly mixed with politics.
The Idaho Education Association on Aug. 9 filmed a portion of a campaign ad criticizing Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's reforms at Woodrow Wilson Elementary in Caldwell.
The reforms are the subject of a Nov. 6 recall bid.
Sen. Jim Rice, a Caldwell lawmaker and backer of Luna's reforms, said Thursday the ads should be pulled and re-filmed -- without using a public school's interior as backdrop.
Brian Cronin, leading the anti-reform effort, says the ad running on the Internet was filmed in August, when no classes were held.
Caldwell administrators approved the use, but haven't taken a position on the reforms.