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In our opinion: Mixed-bag school start

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  • EJM Herriman, UT
    Aug. 25, 2014 7:43 p.m.

    The DesNews has for the past few years pushed for the greater inclusion of charter schools and their "voice" in the education issue. Now that these individuals have greater power on the State Board of Education their true colors are showing. What they want are fingers in the pie of public education because they know that this pie is huge. And, if kids happen to get served, that is secondary. We are getting what we asked for.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Aug. 25, 2014 1:44 p.m.

    Let's face it. School board members are handpicked by the governor and his "committee" for political reasons. The voters are reduced to rubber-stamping the governor's cronies. It's like being back in the USSR.

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 25, 2014 1:04 p.m.

    The anti school voucher members are being forced out, The legislature has not forgotten what happened in 2007. They are hoping the voters will.

  • dave31 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 25, 2014 11:07 a.m.

    The present method of selection may be "undemocratic" according to the Deseret News, but the general electorate generally has no clue as to who would be a great board member. Name recognition is generally the only information that drives the general electorate. This is not good enough.