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Published: Friday, March 14 2014 6:15 a.m. MDT

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Heber City, UT

Prediction for Rep. Hughes:since the vast majority of parent already has "confidence in schools," and there's a very vocal minority unceasingly fueling "speculation and rumor regarding Common Core" despite all evidence, the state will never be able to move on ... Until we learn to ignore this group of home schoolers.

Steve Cottrell
Centerville, UT

And in another piece of legislation, all requirements for home schools were virtually eliminated. Amazing!!!

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

One vocal parent's complaints can take more than an hour to listen to, and then two to four hours to adequately address and respond to. Some individual cases take several days. Compound that time spent by including the entire state into a law without funding requiring EVERYTHING to be reviewed by a voluntary parent group and it won't take long till there will be no volunteers.

This is a bad bill.

Farmington, UT

This might be the start of education reform---taking complaints seriously instead of just saying "There are too many to consider" or "There are just a few very vocal disgruntled parents".

Why is it that everyone pays taxes to support schools, yet only those who agree 100% with what is happening in our schools are allowed to be taken seriously?

USS Enterprise, UT

To "Steve Cottrell" that is graet news. Now, the kids who have parents that are concerned about their education can get it with little interference from the State.

Bored to the point of THIS!
Ogden, UT

I thought we were a Republican state?

Seems to me there were a large number of bill proposed and passed that are increasing the size and scope of our government?

This one's a mystery to me?

Salt Lake City, UT

Hopefully Gov. Herbert will just veto this bill. Legislature does a wonderful job of passing "unfunded mandates" and this is just another example of this. Confusing to me on this is whether this applies only to comments/ complaints about "adaptive testing" or "any subject" or only the subjects where adaptive testing is used. Clearly, there are some parents who want to complain about our educational system and the content of the classes (or lack of it), but most don't understand how adaptive testing technology works. This bill, it seems to me, is designed to give additional validation to this very vocal minority who want to complain. Parents who have legitimate concerns or complains have ample processes and procedures in place to ask questions and voice those concerns = 1) talk to the teacher of the class, 2) talk to the principal or the school, 3) talk to the local district administrators, 4) talk to local school board members - - wow, pretty simple really and doesn't require a state level board set up by State Board of Ed. . . . .

Krispy Zadoosh
Salt Lake, UT

This is awesome. Now we just need a committee set up to address teachers complaints about student's work ethic, enabling or apathetic parents, low pay, and the inversion. Complaining is the key to success, especially when there is a committee to review the complaints.

Taylorsville, UT

Another roadblock to education just passed and it puts more restriction and hardships on parents to prevent them from being involved in tier childrens education and what is being taught by our communist education system out to destroy this country and its culture and its greatness by common core lies and propaganda.

Some think of this as a good law, but its a terrible law and it disallows parents to object to propaganda and the lies in schools. Children killing each other should be a concern for all parents and those supporting legislation to restricted parents rights is an affront to free education and childrens rights to be taught the truth. Common core is a lie and its the most deadly education system that is controlled by federal government. This is not free education, its propaganda and fundamental obstruction of the minds and lives of our future.

This law locks parents out of their childrens schools and the right to confront schools and administrators in their local schools. Parents get kicked in the groin again by our education departemnet losing all control and input of eduction. Parents must start pulling their children out of the Utah education system.

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