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.
- Mike Lee: Change is coming to Washington
- My view: Chaffetz named ‘politician of...
- Jay Evensen: Should Utah raise its gas tax?...
- Susan Roylance: Definition of the family put...
- Disputes over specialized license plates...
- My view: Torture, morality and the laws of war
- Letter: Wood burning an easy target
- Letter: Bring the prison here
- Charles Krauthammer: Democrats use... 78
- In our opinion: Police training should... 44
- Mike Lee: Change is coming to Washington 42
- In our opinion: Wood burning ban... 37
- Robert Bennett: More political... 36
- Letter: Patriots or serfs? 33
- Paul Mero: Reasonable solution to... 30
- Susan Roylance: Definition of the... 28