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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 26 2011 11:00 a.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, Utah

The Federal Government wants to dumb down the students who want to study and learn so those who are more interested in picking their noses can catch up.

When it comes to education there is no positive sign of intelligence in Washington D.C.

Layton, UT

That's right, let's leave it to the states so they can rewrite history to fix their narrative... You should start read beyond the headline.

Santaquin, UT

Sorry Mr. President but Race to the Top is quite possible the most pointless venture ever conceived by the federal government. It was a waste of money and everyone knows it. Please Utah Reps and Sens, do not authorize another penny for this ridiculous program.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

It sounds a lot like NCLB but with a different name--I doubt things will change that much.

Mcallen, TX

Oh Boy!! More government reforms on education? Let's see:

* more fedaral programs
* more testing
* more acountability on teachers, students and parents.
* more taxes
* more wastefull spending.
* more blaming Bush

It's like asking a thief to reform the burglary laws.

Utah Teacher
Orem, UT

The ONLY reform we need in education is to get everybody to stop thinking THEY have the answer.

Leave it to us professionals. Stop insisting on "new programs". Let us get down to basics and do the job we have been trained for.

If I have to sit through another inservice on how to implement the "new program" for the year, I am going to pull out what is left of my hair!

My test scores are 10-15% above the state average EVERY year for 19 years running. I know how to manage my class. The kids enjoy being there and are learning. I challenge those that need to be challenged and help those that need help.

What reform is left?

Just get out of the way and stop hindering my teaching.

Thank you.

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