Per-pupil spending well below national average, report says
What a lousy article. The Salt Lake Tribune and KCPW did a much better job
highlighting the findings and discussing the challenges Utah faces with its high
student population. Kroes even praises the legislature and their incredible
commitment to education funding these last two years. I urge you to read the
actual study and not rely on this slanted, lackluster reporting. Shame on you
Deseret News. It appears you want to hide the facts of an unbiased study so you
can keep pushing your agenda of misinformation about education funding.
The article misleads the public. Check out the census reports and the
legislative spending reports. It's really quite simple, but is too difficult
for the news media to grasp. Did you not listen to the debates last year about
student funding?Just because you are uninformed, don't blame the
rest of us.
"During 2005-06, Utah spent an average of $5,437 per student, compared to $9,138
nationally."Where are these people getting $7500/student? Can they not even read the article?Just think what we could
do in Utah if we DID spend $7500/student!
Ouch doesn't believe $7500/student is adequate? Now that's what I call ignorant.
Most private schools cost less than that. As with any monopolistic bureaucracy
we see high costs and low quality -- the exact opposite of a free market which
delivers increasing quality and lower and lower costs.We do punish
our cars if they don't have the performance and fuel efficiency we expect -- we
sell them and get something better. Sounds like a good idea for some of the
overpaid, unqualified teachers and administrative bureaucrats in this state.
Let's start with eliminating the state office of "education".
To Red and Anonymous. Following your mental path would lead people to punish
thier cars for not getting good enough gas mileage by refusing to fill up the
tank. Tune what needs to be tuned but pretending that you don't need to fund
education adequately is just plain stupid.
Utah spends over $7500/student. We have adequate spending. It's how we spend it
that's the problem. We need to stop focusing on daycare (warehousing kids) and
instead focus on education.Also, why do these articles misrepresent
the burden the taxpayers shoulder in this state?
Keep on towing the eagle forum line...Fortunately we have enough new
blood in Utah to get rid of the politicians that think that way. Times are changing and public ed in Utah will once again be on top.
Spending money does not equate to a better education. Having spent billions on
educations, Utah Public School system still does not produce its own text books,
operates a school system that makes kids nhappy, and not independent thinkers
and learners.Public School buildings are not efficiently used.
Having a building vacant 185 days a year is uneducated. Paying
prinicpals who don't teach more than teachers is uneducated.The real
problem is there's too much money in education.
As long as Utah is 80% federally owned and un-taxed we will always be paying
less per student. Then throw in Presidents who take 2 billion dollars worth of
coal from the School Trust, just to appease his eviro-buddies.
But we can't pay our teachers more!How could I afford my million
dollar home, 4 cars (2 of which are SUV's), monthly vacations, and plastic
surgery?That is all more important than educating the little ones