The school board scene at the end of this episode is what the show is all about. It exemplifies the comeraderie and devotion of these teachers through thick and thin.
Marla's speech as well as Harper's are incredibly moving and well written. They showcase the incredible acting talents of Loretta Devine and Chi McBride, the writing mastery of David E. Kelley, and the quality of the entire series.
This episode is worth hunting down if you can, it is not to be missed.