Utah teachers want an active voice in education policy decision-making

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  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Feb. 2, 2014 1:44 p.m.

    Why should we ask the front-line workers anything? What do they know? If you want to know how to improve customer service, do you ask the kid working at the McDonald's counter for $7/hour? No, you ask the overfed, overpaid MBA who never leaves his desk back at Corporate HQ.

  • wYo8 Rock Springs, WY
    Feb. 2, 2014 11:21 a.m.

    and we wonder why our nation's education is in trouble. I think about my education compared to all the new ideas and testing that is taking place in my children's education. Just wonder how many Milo T Farnsworth's, Bill Gates, etc. will be created using common core and its okay Johnny you still get a ribbon for your efforts type of education. Every new school year they seem to have a new approach on how to teach math and reading. Just wonder who is getting kick backs for new text book deals. Not the teachers.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 1, 2014 8:29 p.m.

    * Utah teachers
    * School administrators
    * Parents

    Should have an active voice in education policy decision-making.

  • Utah_1 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 31, 2014 10:58 p.m.

    You had Kory Holdaway.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 31, 2014 10:34 p.m.

    Political leaders will only give lip service.

    In the end, they control, and when things don't work out, they'll blame teachers, and call them "bad teachers".

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    Jan. 31, 2014 9:09 p.m.

    How about talking to parents, too? This issue is too important to leave to educators with liberal leanings.

  • bandersen Saint George, UT
    Jan. 31, 2014 8:11 p.m.

    Sorry to inform many, but the day teachers are given enough respect to be included in the dialogue will be similar Thomas Jefferson being asked his opinion by the British in1777! They don't make the kind of money that legislators, administrators, and the ninnies that are "yes" men to have any influence. The "yes" men, in this case, are those vying for those high paying positions! So, the end result, will be more Core curriculum, more technology at the expense of teaching, and more signatures to sign off on items similar to the ones that haven't worked! Perhaps asking the most experienced teachers, along with the parents of the students, is the best place to start! I digress! It won't happen!