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Utah governor takes his education message to Congress

He says no to tax increase in favor of economic development

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  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Feb. 5, 2013 2:06 p.m.

    Irony of the Day: The Governor of a state with below average performance on every educational index you can name, from performance to funding, lecturing Congress on how to achieve educational excellence.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 12:29 p.m.

    Whenever articles like this come up, it is funny to watch people complain about college and whether or not it is worthwhile. Post HS education does not mean college only. As the article explained, getting certifications and trade schools are also very valuable.

    Going to the a trade school or entering an apprenticeship program are valuable and needed education programs.

    The world will need plumers, machienists, and stylists as long as people are on the earth.

    To "John C. C." go back and read the article. Herbert is proposing adding $300 million to education funding.

  • John C. C. Payson, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 12:00 p.m.

    Governor Herbert does not really value education or he would be pushing for more funding. Instead he simply says the schools must continue to do more with less. The share of Utah's budget spend on education keeps shrinking. This mindset has to change. To correct the stinginess of decades of neglect, we must sacrifice to pay for the children we claim to love. Let's put our money where our values are.

  • ShortGuy West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 9:01 p.m.

    There is a saying we would joke around with in my college days. "Don't let school get in the way of your education." There is a lot more to being educated than simply going to school. I am not saying I am a big Herbert fan, but there are a lot of people that I would consider intelligent and "educated" that didn't go to college.

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 7:44 p.m.

    The censors don't want the public to know this, but the fact is that Governor Herbert did not graduate from college. And yet, this is the man who seeks to set education policy for the State? How can he pretend to know what is best for the education system when he himself is not educated? The State will be better off if he lets these decisions remain in the hands of those with advanced degrees.