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  • Ninjutsu Sandy, UT
    March 7, 2013 10:58 a.m.

    Well, obviously teachers can't be trusted to make objective decisions. They are only after money, money and more money. They'll say anything to get their greedy little hands on more of the taxpayers' hard-earned money. After all, that's why they became teachers in the first place right? So they could make loads of money, right?
    Oh, wait.....

  • JayDee West Jordan, UT
    March 6, 2013 7:43 p.m.

    Look at the substance of the letter and then look at the summary to the left.

    Seriously? Didn't anyone read the next word, "however"?

    Seems symbolic of government/media relations these days.

  • ugottabkidn Sandy, UT
    March 6, 2013 12:10 p.m.

    Heaven help us if we had people that know what they are talking about help with problem solving. This pretty much describes all of the bubble boys and girls on "the hill"

  • John C. C. Payson, UT
    March 6, 2013 11:36 a.m.

    Let’s compare Utah schools with the Utah Transit Authority.

    Our legislators justify highly paid officials for the UTA along with a cadre of expensive lobbyists and say they must pay salaries higher than the largest transit systems in the country to get results.

    The same legislators routinely strangle school budgets to keep them at the bottom of the nation in funding per student because “you can’t solve a problem by throwing money at it.” Then they blame the teachers when we struggle to stay at or above the national average in test scores.

    UTA General Manager’s salary & benefits = $319,360, with 9 others earning over $200,000 per year.

    Utah Superintendent of Education salary & benefits = $252,959, with 1 other at the State Office of Education earning over $200,000.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    March 6, 2013 8:23 a.m.



    Our legislature KNOWS what is best for all of us.

    Don't try to confuse them with someone who has some real facts and actual knowledge.