Published: Thursday, Feb. 16 2012 3:00 p.m. MST
Why not have the Legislature write all the curriculum for our schools? That's
what they want to do and have been trying to do anyway. It's hypocritical how
hard our lawmakers fight the federal government for state rights, but then they
turn right around and take rights away from local municipalities and school
I don't have a problem with students reciting the pledge- but daily? Why?
What's the point? That doesn't teach patriotism. It simply forces children
into rote recitation that, after a time, simply becomes words they are being
forced to say. It loses meaning. It seems that this is just another message
bill with little substance.Courses on capitalism? How about we
instruct students on things like reading, spelling, comprehension, math skills,
etc. that would eventually benefit them in a capitalistic society? If you don't
grasp the basics first, then courses about business aren't really going to
matter much. As to the argument that the "next Steve Jobs" my be in
the classroom- I really doubt Steve was given courses on capitalism. What this
really seems to be is another message bill- anything but capitalism (e.g.
socialism) is bad.Can we stop with the meaningless message bills and
enact legislation that is needed, or even better, don't legislate at all, unless
Real life teaches capitalism. Those with wealth and ownership make money grow
with minimal effort while those who are poor do all the work.
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