Vallivue High English teacher Travis Manning signed up to testify for the bill, but when he stood up to talk, he called it the “Laptops Come First” bill, quickly going Jonathan Swift with his remarks. John Goedde twice asked him whether he was really for the bill and allowed him to continue briefly before saying “thank you for your testimony.”
Manning asked: “Is my time up?”
“Your time is up,” Goedde said testily.
Travis Thurston of Bear Lake spoke next, pointing out how the only students taking online courses are bright, highly motivated students who take courses they can't fit into their schedules. He described how they've routinely had far better experiences in traditional classes than the online variety.