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Former guvs: Tech part of bigger picture, stay the course for results…

Former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise said, “I happen to believe that every child needs a mobile Internet access device.” But, he said, “It needs a strategy behind it.” He praised Idaho's approach of giving the devices to teachers first. “That makes a lot of sense,” he said. “It's the pedagogy of technology that also needs to be a major element. You're thinking those things through. … Technology is part of the total learning environment now, it's not just an add-on.”

Former Florida Gov. Job Bush said, “Big ideas require, first, leadership and stubbornness - I would call that dogged determination.” He said, “It takes time for results. … If someone slashes your tire, put on a damn new tire and execute - no offense, Tom,” an aside to Luna. “And just show fortitude, as the governor has and leaders of this state, for bolder policy. In the execution you get results.”


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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