Mary McConnell

Senate control hinges on fate of Southern Democrats

Republicans are counting on some Southern comfort to win Senate control next year. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2013

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Is Utah smart to take part in the 'Smarter Balanced' Common Core education Consortia?

The SBAC was a bait and switch program because the waivers pushed states into "Federal Common Core Education Standards" regarding testing and assessments. Some states,... Read more »

June 28, 2012

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Why the rush into new school core standards?

The Utah State Board of Education has invited "Utah residents to share their comments about the Utah core standards at a public meeting on Thursday, April 26", or to... Read more »

April 26, 2012

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Teacher tenure at issue in improving education

In 2007 the educator Michelle Rhee was charged with a mammoth task: turn around public education in the District of Columbia, which included some of the most troubled... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2011

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What to teach

I read with interest Mary McConnell's column titled "What should we teach?" (May 15). The title captivated me, but the content disappointed. Read more »

May 30, 2011

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Editorial: What should we teach?

High school government teachers don't grab many headlines. But recently we've attracted a brief burst of attention. Read more »

May 15, 2011

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