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Peters is the wrong choice for LPOSD seat

| October 21, 2021 1:00 AM

On November 2 we have a choice in the race for Zone 2 Lake Pend Oreille School District board: incumbent Gary Suppiger versus Jalon Peters. 
Peters has a de facto endorsement from the Idaho Freedom Foundation - a national group that promotes the dismantling of public education. https://idahofreedom.org/school-candidate/jalon-peters/ In his answers on the IFF site, Peters, while admitting that he doesn’t know much about the issues he addresses, goes on to give extreme opinions about them anyway.
Peters shows little understanding of the purpose of public schools in a democracy, how the legal system works, how our public schools operate, or even of the roles of board members, teachers and administrators. He shows no inclination to tackle the challenges facing the board in the critical days ahead when we need to balance our differing views, seek out compromise, and not paralyze our school system.

IFF openly works for the end of public education. Peters is working to the same end by advocating for the end of the permanent levy.

NANCY GERTH

Sagle