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Published: Saturday, Jan. 8 2011 12:54 a.m. MST

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Red Smith
American Fork, UT

The Utah State Motto is Industry. Our schools have forgotten what it means to work.

Our schools produce no goods nor services our society uses. No food is produced. No furniture is produced. No books, no pencils, no cars, no nothing.

Our school buildings are vacant 40% of the time and are shrines to laziness.

After spending $1 Billion a year or more on education, how come we don't have a set of free text books for k through 12, and at our universities.

Why aren't the books the students are actually using (text books) in the library, or on line (e-books)?

How is it we have spend billions upon billions in an education process but have not produced free text books? With thousands and thousands of Ph.d's, master, BA, BS degreed folks employed for decades in state education that we don't have open source text books for free?

Degrees are a type of gadget which often times does not relate to the the work a day world.

Surely, our state can produce its own text books now that we're in the BCS.

Orem Parent
Orem, UT

Wow someone needs to get out a little more.

My kids' books are online.

At the beginning of school their teacher gives them a log in code for the book. They can access it at home whenever they need it.

Also you might try looking up "sciber text". This was produced right here in our own state and is being used all over the world at no cost to any of the users.

Good idea you had. You are just late to the party.

Ignorance is not bliss.

Clarissa
Layton, UT

The state does provide lessons books and lesson materials for many areas in the elementary school. I also created a vast amount of curriculum myself.

Goet
Ogden, UT

Nice leading post.

Uneducated about education. How typical of most comments about education.

Brer Rabbit
Spanish Fork, UT

Working while going to college. What a novel idea. Wouldn't it be easier to take out college loans, and then spend your life paying them back? or trying to find ways to default on the loans?

Congratulations to BYU for making a special effort to hire students.

Kitenoa
Salt Lake City, UT

I commend BYU for providing a real life education. You earn what you receive, be it a diploma in your field of study or educational degree or preparation for future employment. Student working for their schooling, what a sustainable approach for a successful life in society.

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Y Ask Y
Provo, UT

As one who supervises student employees at BYU, I can tell you the "work" they do ... isn't! With few exceptions (probably the Grounds crew), most student employees are just receiving another form of financial aid, under the auspices of "employment", but the work they do and the value they supposedly add to BYU is minimal. And trust me when I tell you, getting rid of a nonproductive student employee is no trivial matter!

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