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Tue., Oct. 5, 2010, 7:32 p.m.

‘Have to tell you about that some day’

Democratic challenger Stan Olson, left, takes a rhetorical swipe at incumbent Idaho state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna, right, as the two debated on live statewide TV on Tuesday night. The debate was sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Idaho Press Club and broadcast statewide on Idaho Public Television. (Betsy Russell)
Democratic challenger Stan Olson, left, takes a rhetorical swipe at incumbent Idaho state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna, right, as the two debated on live statewide TV on Tuesday night. The debate was sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Idaho Press Club and broadcast statewide on Idaho Public Television. (Betsy Russell)

Challenger Stan Olson was describing a program in the Boise School District, which he headed as superintendent until his retirement this summer, and said, "It's kind of like defending a dissertation - I'll have to tell you about that some day." That was a crack at Luna's lack of a doctoral degree in education - Luna has only a bachelor's degree in liberal arts with a focus on measurement science, while Olson has doctorate, master's, specialist and bachelor's degrees in education.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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