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Published: Thursday, Nov. 7 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

How dare they actually try to fund skools?

Teachers don't need materials! They don't need classes with less than 40 kids! Suck it up and stop being such babies!

Schools don't need any maintenance! Bring in the mobile classrooms! Let them meet in bathrooms and janitor closets!

Kids don't need individual attention, a comfortable learning environment, or textbooks that have been published within the last 20 years!

I'm also sure that Howard Stephensen's pro voucher group which got people angry over these tax hikes have nothing to gain by hurting public education...

Tulip
West Jordan, UT

Perhaps we should look at more innovative ideas. In ten years from now schools are going to look very different. In all likelihood we will need less buildings not more. With the wave of technology, you'll probably only need a kitchen table and a supervising parent. Jordan School District now has an opportunity to become the leader in "thinking outside the box".

The Hammer
lehi, utah

This My view is very narrow minded. There are no negative demographic trends here in the state. You have to accomodate growth and the school district never said they would be able to meet the future cost estimates of growth without it they just said they will have to some how make do. I can't even believe the des news posted this so called businessmans rant. Now to be fair the school district may need some new leadership because they should be freaking out now because the growth estimates for that area of salt lake county are going through the roof and they will need to build regardless. Just wait until parents are screaming because their kids are packed 50 at a time into class rooms and school districts have to lower their hiring standards to pay for less quality teachers to meet demand. The group is short sighted in how they are looking at the tax costs because the school will eventually have to bond its better to do it now when the rates are low and inflation hasn't hit like a whirlwind.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

what were they supposied to do after the bond failed, say, "oh no, the world as we know it will end"? of course they will have to adjust.

Tulip,
supervising parent and a kitchen table. Yep, that would be good, but with 40% of kids born to single mothers, over 60% in some poorer demographics, where are you going to get that?

Steve Cottrell
Centerville, UT

Note that when the Jordan district proposed that they would make do, they were considering double sessions, year-round schedules, and busing children to schools that were less crowded. All of these have been tried in other Utah districts. Parents are not very happy with any of them.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

Who cares if the parents whine? They spoke with the ballot and they get what they pay for...

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