Of course the governor opposes sage testing if it helps to get him elected...
Sorry governor you lost my vote three years ago, and you turned me AGAINST YOU
Two Years ago. Last year you sent me the message with the gasoline tax, you
could care less about Utans and so I back Mr. Johnson! If he loses the Primary
and isn't an independent, I will vote for the Democrat, it's time for
you to GO!
Competition not criticism is what caused Governor Herbert to flip flop on Sage.
It is sad he has to be forced through competition in the campaign to follow the
will of the people, rather than do it willingly.
I agree with Jonathan "JJ" Johnson.Governor Herbert has been
supporting Common Core and SAGE testing for years now. Now that Jonathan
Johnson has been winning support for his priority in having more local control
in education, Herbert wants our state legislators to drop what they're
doing and treat SAGE as an emergency,I agree with Jonathan Johnson
that we need local control in government. Herbert is a johnny come lately to
the cause. It's not an emergency, it's Herbert's own policies
coming back to haunt him.
Of course it is political!Campaigns shape policy, all the time. Why
should this cycle be any different? And so now, we wait and hope the legislature
does the right thing?Think about this. A college graduate wants to
attend Harvard Law, no problem, take the LSAT. It lasts about 3.5 hours. A 4th
grader wants to attend 5th grade. No problem, take about 10 hours of SAGE tests.
In context, it is easier to test into Harvard than it is 5th grade.
SAGE is a failed test and a failed concept. Is Speaker Hughes informing us
through his obstruction that he supports SAGE and Common Core?
We've now been SAGE testing for 5 weeks at the jr. high. I couldn't
use the technology again this week because the kids needed it for testing. So 5
weeks of instruction have now been held hostage by the SAGE testing. Ridiculous. Don't get me started about how bad the SAGE test
@prowhatever The political elites had their convention, Johnson won a big
victory. Once the people are allowed to vote in the primary, Herbert will have a
big victory over Johnson. Olen Walker would have been elected Governor if the
people had been allowed to vote for her. Bennett would have defeated Lee if the
people had been allowed to vote for him. Count My Vote takes the power away from
the political elites.
Reading the articles of late, it seems the Deseret News is becoming an extension
to and pawn of the Johnson campaign. You know, Johnson who paints
himself as a businessman when his training and the vast bulk of his career is as
an attorney. Johnson who says he will be good for business but then
scoffs at the governor for pointing out job growth in his term. Johnson who complains against rising taxes, but fails to point out the biggest
tax raise was an increase in the gasoline tax, which had not been raised in a
decade+, to improve state roads which are in woeful need.
Re: "House speaker says Herbert's Common Core efforts are
political"What? A politician engaging in politics? What's
next, responsiveness to voters?Horror!At least the
Governor has now shown he can be swayed from the positions of the
campaign-funding moneyed elites by the ideas and issues real Utahns think are
important.Hughes comment is, of course, dripping with irony, since
its primary intent is to aid the campaign of his buddy, Johnson. Not that
expediency politics is unexpected from any career politician, but it's
entertaining to watch the lifetime political class occasionally get caught up in
their belief that we're as ignorant as they always hope we are.This illustrates, BTW, the critical importance of defeating the elitist
BuyMyVote crowd, as well. That misbegotten political tool would insulate
political elites from real people, to an even greater degree than is already the
Lucky for Utah, Mr. Hughes never makes 'political' decisions. He always does what's best for Utah and what Utah's
constituents want.Oh, wait...We're talking about
that Mr. Hughes.
Looking forward to voting for Johnson over Herbert in June primary.Herbert favored Ted Cruz. I won't vote for him for that reason alone. But
there are other reasons to vote for Johnson and against Herbert.
Someone told Herbert that there are more parent=voters than teacher-voters.
Yep, trying to out ignorant Johnson is a losing battle.
I agree with Hughes. But, this is the definition of the pot calling the kettle
black. Hughes doesn't do anything unless there's a political or
It's all starting to make sense now. First, he too-kind explanation of
Common Core that ran in the paper a week ago, then the emergency to address it
because Herbert changed his mind.Good for Johnson for making it an
issue. Voters/parents should be concerned. Herbert is playing catch-up with the
parade here. Me-too is an ugly strategy.