A teacher in office? "It doesn't take rocket science to be a good superintendent of schools," reads an online petition at change.org, where folks are signing on to urge the former teacher who went into space to seek the Idaho education chief post. "But it sure would be a nice contrast to our current superintendent."
A laugher? Morgan guffawed through an interview with Boise Weekly, saying, "... that's an interesting rumor" and "I really have nothing to say." She said she wants to stay "nice and nonpartisan."
Who started this? Former Idaho Democratic Chairman Larry Grant floated the idea.
Could she win? If any Democrat had a chance, it might be Morgan, who is now at Boise State. GOP voters have been comfortable with a Democrat in the position and two-term incumbent Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna is wounded by voters' sweeping rejection of his Students Come First overhaul. The next superintendent election is in 2014.