Jake Smulkowski would fit right in at a local meeting for pipe fitters or steelworkers. Instead, he teaches fifth grade. But don’t let that make you think his strong union values are any less relevant to his worldview or how he sees what he does for a living.
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Idaho Rep. Chenele Dixon (R-Kimberly) visits Twin Falls Education Association member Kerrianne Burch’s Kindergarten class at Pillar Falls Elementary on Friday, Nov. 17 as part of TFEA’s American Education Week activities.
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