Faulty assumptions for changing public schools

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  • red state pride Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 24, 2012 12:19 p.m.

    It's very telling that people of the left went on and on about how we had a "healthcare crisis" in our country even though our healthcare system produced infinitely better results than our education system.
    But they see no problem with our education system which is the envy of exactly no other country in the world. Their solution is always the same: throw more money at it. We just need more money to preserve the status quo. I wonder if that has anything to do with the fact that our education system is already about 98% controlled by the government and the healthcare system was only about 50% controlled by government?

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    Nov. 24, 2012 9:54 a.m.

    We are doing a decent job of educating middle and upper middle class students, but we are failing the urban and rural poor. One-size will not fit alll. Inner city schools have problems that extend beyond the classroom.

  • ugottabkidn Sandy, UT
    Nov. 24, 2012 9:45 a.m.

    For years Utah leadership is giving mostly lip service to education. The ultimate goal is to privatize and profitize and if a percentage gets educated then great. Every child should have the opportunities past K-12 and the absence of these opportunities is showing it's ugly self in the performance of our economy. Who knows in what little mind is the cure for cancer, solutions to energy issues, or the leadership to world peace?

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Nov. 24, 2012 6:56 a.m.

    An excellent letter.

    But it omitted -- probably because it was pushing space limitations -- the need to seek ways to begin holding students and parents accountable for their vital roles in education.