U.S. must rescue its public schools, and quickly

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  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 2:49 p.m.

    Education is a major factor in financial success. Therefore education is a part of the competitive game to achieve financial success.

    Since the competition is so fierce, some people would cheat in the factors that bring success. America promised to provide equal opportunity, to some extent, for the education factor with such actions at ending segregation of race in schools.

    However the desire of some for the restriction of competition to favor their own group still persists. Hence we have private schools, charter schools and all sorts of special schools to bring the competition back to the money factor.

    It is not for us to resist the efforts of these people gain more/better education, but the deliberate degrading, demeaning, financial starvation and low pay for public education is a denial of the American goal for people.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 8:32 a.m.

    Some good points here. I agree that it is not lack of money for the teachers that is the problem, although I am all for improving teachers' lives - by better establishing disciipline in the classroom.

    Definitely we should be firing poor teachers and encouraging good ones. Idaho is on a good course in working hard politically to oppose the mindless promotion of tenure rather than talent and hard work ie teaching profession.