I agree with Sen. Aaron Osmond, R-South Jordan, who said too much responsibility is placed on educators, responsibilities that should be assumed by the parents ("Utah lawmaker calls for end of compulsory education," July 16).
In reading the article, and a lot of other articles about Utah education, there is always the comment that, "Utah's public education system is currently the lowest-funded in the nation in terms of per-pupil spending."
I'm really getting tired of hearing it. And why do you suppose Utah's pupils are the lowest funded? I don't believe it's a lack of tax dollars. It's a matter of allocation. It would be interesting to know the ratio of money that's allocated for the pupils benefit, compared to the allocation for administration.
My wife worked in a school lunch program for 20 years as a hired hand in the kitchen. She was always telling me, and I can believe it, that the education system in Utah has far too many administrators, who are overpaid and under utilized because of so many assistants. And these positions are established with no meaning or real purpose other than to simply support and justify the higher paid administrator.
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