Gov. Gary Herbert presents plan to increase number of Utahns with degrees

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  • BYU Papa Cedar Hills, ut
    Oct. 16, 2012 8:09 a.m.

    Often degrees are not helpful when seeking employment. Young people need a degree with some real experience. It would be helpful if the education system would make sure that their program prepared young people to be able to immediately perform some duties related to their degree.

    A plumber, an Electrician, or some other kind of tradesman can usually get some kind of work. Many schools have discontinued these programs as too expensive.

    What about a Psychology major, Internation Business major, or a Music Major. Are they Employable in their chosen field??? Well sometimes.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 16, 2012 5:59 a.m.

    Re: toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    "Does his plan include a reduction in tuition so more students can afford to attend college?"

    Those with ambition can achieve their goals while those who expect others to give them their education on a silver platter get the idea government owes them a living.

  • Kings Court Alpine, UT
    Oct. 15, 2012 7:28 p.m.

    Those kids look really excited to be with the governor. It is great to have a plan, but the reality often eludes politicians. Schools are merely reflections of the community they are a part of. Schools can be a catalyst for change in a community, but strict rules and guidelines for parents and students have to be put in to place for that to work. There are already plenty of accountability measures for teachers, but the state of Utah is extremely lax when it comes to parent responsibility. For instance, in many states, parents are not allowed to keep their student home to babysit, go on vacations, or other non-emergencies. If they do so, their student will receive unexcused absences and pay a fine to recoup wasted tax dollars. Some states will actually send the parents a bill for wasting school dollars by keeping their kids home from school too many times. The same thing goes for online education courses.

  • GK Willington SLC, UT
    Oct. 15, 2012 7:13 p.m.

    The Gov is going to buy everyone a thermometer??

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Oct. 15, 2012 6:57 p.m.

    Does his plan include a reduction in tuition so more students can afford to attend college?