New initiative to bolster Utah tech sector

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  • 1Observer Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 7, 2012 8:30 a.m.

    As rapidly as technology is changing the world, I wonder if the political system can change fast enough to keep pace with the education needs precipitated by ever changing technology and the economy. There is no question education needs to change but engineering it to meet today's business needs may still keep us behind. I also wonder if these "business leaders" are willing to support an increase in the corporate income tax to pay for their publicly funded job training program - since they tout their need for specific job skills to be taught in the schools. Or are they expecting the general taxpayer to fund the changes?

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 7, 2012 4:32 a.m.

    Reverse educaiton has not been the right direction that government and education has been going and its time to stop turning our schools into job traing camps. Concentrate their efforts of giving students an eduction of sciences, math, reading and writing skills they can use in securing jobs and employent. Segregate education and business so that our schools create workers with knowledge rather than dead end slave labor. Education must go over and above what any business has the ability to establish.

    The future is an known and education should be giving students the tools of creation and not the tools of employment in jobs of the past.

    People working in free enterprise create technology that schools teach today.
    If business needs specialized training, let the business pay for it and supply it and all we have to do is supply business with workers who can read directions, statements, and blue prints to create products and tangible goods or services to sell.

    Reverse education doesn't work, its regressive and subversive and takes the dream out of dreamers that is the foundation of the future.