First data released from Utah's new school accountability system

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  • DeepBreath West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 1, 2012 7:44 a.m.

    Thanks to you thousands of educators in Utah making a difference in the lives of our children every day. Including my own. Your road is challenging and your critics are many. Let the smiles and excitement on your students' faces validate your efforts. Just know, not many people in our society can get their own two or three children to do homework or even chores. You are being asked and succeeding at teaching 30+ kids in elementary and 200+ kids in secondary schools each day coming through your door. This includes your class made up of autistic children, non-English speakers, and students with behavioral disorders, no parent involvement, learning disabilities, neglect, drug use, emotional challenges, even a few attitudes I'm sure of a few lazy ones who don't want to do anything but "hang out" at school. Our society would be in peril without all of you. Thank you, keep up the good work and Happy Holidays to each one of you!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 1, 2012 12:37 a.m.

    I thought schools were for teaching and learning?

    Seems accountability systems would be in communist countries.

    I don't understand why American parents turn their children over to the feds to be tested, held accountable, and categorized.

    They can't even budget our tax money correctly.