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Senate committee advances bill to fund ACT for all students

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 17, 2013 3:21 p.m.

    ruraljohnboy--if people are having children, they need to be responsible, and care for them with whatever comes along. If not, --don't have children. This country is in a mountain of debt.

  • ruraljohnboy Duchesne, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 5:39 p.m.

    Worf- A few years ago, Utah required the UBSCT test for graduation. Students weren't required to pass it, just take it. A comment was printed on their diploma as to whether or not they demonstrated competency. A ton of money was wasted on constructing the test, administering it, scoring it, keeping track of the scores. But ultimately the test didn't matter because whether a student passed or failed the "high stakes" test didn't affect graduation. It was a ginormous waste. ACT is a bargain, and it is useful. It is a much better use of those tax dollars. State statute requires testing. I think it's a step in the right direction.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 13, 2013 1:52 p.m.

    Maudine--State statute requires schooling, therefore the state is going to pay for lunch, pencils, paper ,glue, and scissors. Let me say it again:

    Scary when people need to be funded for so many things. Perhaps the United States of America is having financial problems.

    Wasn't long ago, parents could feed their children.

  • Maudine SLC, UT
    Feb. 12, 2013 9:59 p.m.

    @ worf: You really should read the article before commenting on it. State statute requires the test, therefore the state is going to pay for it.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 12, 2013 5:59 p.m.

    Scary when people need to be funded for so many things. Perhaps the United States of America is having financial problems.

    Wasn't long ago, parents could feed their children.