Youth movement: High schoolers would advise State School Board under proposal

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  • tabuno Clearfield, UT
    Aug. 14, 2018 8:31 a.m.

    Yawn. Sorry but I was a charter member of the Youth Advisory Committee to the Utah State Board of Education from East High School when the Board created the Committee back in 1973. It seems like we just keep going in circles. Too bad, the State School Board can't come up with a better idea, it's just churning out old ones. But maybe this time the Youth Advisory Committee will stick around and make a difference, like nominate one of its members to be a student representative on the State Board of Education. I wonder if the State Board could create a non-voting youth position on their Board without the State Legislature's approval? And what about the Student Rights and Responsibilities Committee? Whatever happened to that Committee? Does it still exist?

  • Lifelong Republican Orem, UT
    Aug. 5, 2018 5:39 a.m.

    There is one poster who gets everything wrong.

    There has not been a "steady decline in public education results over the last 50 years". In fact our students, as a whole, have never done better. Our kids are now learning things in jr. high that my generation didn't learn until college. The percentage of kids that are graduating from high school is better than ever. More kids are going on to college than ever before. Especially here in Utah, we get a bargain when it comes to public education.

    Getting the insights of some of the students is always a great idea.

  • olsarge8 Boulder, MT
    Aug. 4, 2018 3:14 p.m.

    Students have the answers and what's really going in Schools, except for paying the school taxes that is! Bet they can tell you where to spend the tax money too!

  • someguyaaron Parowan, UT
    Aug. 4, 2018 1:57 p.m.

    Are not The words, Youth and advice, an Oxymoron?

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    Aug. 4, 2018 4:42 a.m.

    Not a bad idea.. hopefully the ‘professionals’ will pay attention to these kids... they might learn a thing or two

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 3, 2018 10:11 p.m.

    Perhaps the "students" can provide some valuable insights.

    Given the steady decline in public school education results over the last 50 years, it is obvious that the "professional educators" have not produced very good results, so maybe this would give them some better ideas.

    However, there is also a very real danger that progressive educators will end up allowing the inmates run the asylum.

    Education results would improve a lot more it they worked sought input from those who see what students have really achieved. Employers, military recruiters, college professors teaching remedial courses, and sadly, cops and prison officials.

    There is plenty of room for educational improvement and I hope the students will move it in the right direction.