Letter: Education decisions

Published: Saturday, Aug. 2 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

In “Utah Constitution: State board exit waiver” (July 31), Jakell Sullivan did a good job explaining the conspiracy involved in taking away our state’s constitutional control of public education. What he didn’t do was give a solution to the problem.

Right now, our State Board of Education must decide whether to go back to the No Child Left Behind program, which is a total disaster for public schools, especially Utah schools where there is so little extra money available to fund the special programs needed to get all of our students up to grade level by any year, let alone the end of this year; or to request an extension of the NLCB waiver, with the supposed conspiracy to take away local control by requiring the state to keep refining Common Core.

Given the two choices, I hope our State School Board votes to request the extension.

Fred Ash


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