Laurence Gebhardt, Pocatello businessman: My recommendation is to send the Luna plan back for a rework. It's like the Obama health care plan: It needs piloting before full implementation. Public education is not broken and we don't have an epidemic of bad teachers. Laptops and clickers don't teach teamwork; teachers do.
Dan Nicklay, Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy principal: Endorses all aspects of the Luna plan; says it puts students ahead of needs of education establishment. The plan is bold and innovative, and that will make many people uncomfortable. I've been an advocate of many of these reforms, especially merit pay and tenure. 99 percent safety net is bad; schools do not exist to provide jobs for adults.
Maxine Bell just now, three-and-a-half hours into hearing: “This is almost longer than church, isn't it?”