Equal educational opportunity

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  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 8:51 a.m.

    How could we have more equal opportunity for education than we have?

    EVERY child is allowed to go to school. Every child is REQUIRED to go to school. We don't exclude anybody from school, regardless of income, race, nationality. We have equal access to education.

    Now... IF you are talking about "Equal MONEY"... now that's a different story. But if your talking about "Equalization" (meaning $$$ Equalization I assume) and "Equal Money for all"... just say it! But don't pretend you're talking about "equal education opportunity" when you're really talking about "equal money".

    I know some people think Education is all about $$$, but I don't agree. You can give students a better education without more $$$, and you can have more $$$ and not give a better education.

    IMO... Equal education OPPORTUNITY and an excellent education for every child, is a worthy goal. "Equalization" (meaning redistributing the $$$) should NOT be our first priority.

    Equalization of $$$ is one thing (but not "THE Thing"). Quality of education is the goal. Rural areas and urban areas have different expenses, concerns, and solutions. "Equalization" (of $$$) doesn't necessarily resolve all issues.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 8:48 a.m.

    doesn't Jones' plan call for a more regressive tax, taxing more those who can least afford it? socking it to large families?

    Aug. 28, 2013 8:47 a.m.

    Hear! Hear!