Comments about ‘Bill giving preference to grandkids of charter school founders heads to Senate’

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Published: Thursday, Feb. 20 2014 10:55 a.m. MST

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Steve Cottrell
Centerville, UT

Particularly useful if that charter school founder happens to be a legislator

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

So much for charter schools not be exclusionary. You have every chance in the world to get in except for those that get special favors. I'm also wondering why my son with special needs never won the lottery. This bill sounds fishy to me.

empathic heart
West Jordan, UT

I have a pretty profound problem with this. I think it is only fair that everyone participate in the same lottery process… or not. Yes, it only effects a few, but I think it effects the few in some serious ways. On the one hand, a couple of spots aren't available for the kids in the lottery system, and on the other hand, the children and grandchildren of charter school founders learn that they are special and don't have to follow the rules like everyone else, which might not be the best message to send. After all, in our community we believe nobody should be given special treatment…?

I am also concerned that the enormously one sided voting communicates a concerning message to me. The needs of the many may not be as important as the needs of the children of the few who make decisions. In my ideal democratic republic society, there would be more even views. Kind of like multiple points of view, or differing opinions. Something like that.

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

With all the problems of so many children, this "passed quickly through?"

It is now so common that politicians don't even hide their self-dealing any more.

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