The latest educational idea in the state Legislature (extra school days) falls short, as usual, just as the "class size reduction" measures in the past did. In many Utah schools, virtually all classes are overcrowded, not just math and science. Are teachers of English, history, music, foreign languages and other subjects somehow less valuable? Can year-round schools function with only math and science teachers?

And most classrooms in Utah do not have air conditioning and are too hot, even in May or September. So year-round school is not an option without installing air conditioning in the classes. If the state Legislature is serious about the year-round school proposal, then these deficiencies need to be corrected.

Karl Powell

Farr West