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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Hughes, Colbert & Cluff re: School Choice

Rep. Greg Hughes, Bill Colbert and Mark Cluff argue that vouchers are for everyone, not just the affluent. A golden exerpt:
We are convinced that as we peel back the layers of misinformation and rhetoric, what is left is a powerful argument for increased funding for our public schools and more options and opportunities for all of Utah's children.
Check out the full article on Towner's Spyglass.


Anonymous timetostart said...

Let's start by helping every school in Utah become a choice school first. We CAN do it if we try. Let's cut out the politics such as vouchers and other policies and REALLY work together.

1/23/2007 8:36 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

Vouchers are not for everyone. What a crock.

Great statement timetostart.

1/25/2007 1:11 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

timetostart - I agree. We have the resources and the desire. Let's work together and give every child in Utah a great education. Vouchers aren't the answer.

1/25/2007 6:01 PM  
Anonymous timetostart said...

AND I'm not saying spend tons more money. I think lots of volunteers can be used. Encouraging schools to become more community and neighborhood-oriented WITHOUT all the state government micromanaging would be good. Getting local businesses involved with tax incentives if they do is another way. In short, if we got COMMUNITIES involved more in our COMMUNITY schools, ALL of us would realize that we ALL do play a part in education.

If it's anything we don't need it's more regulations, rules, government programs, and political agendas and such.

What we DO need is a change in attitude and an expansion of effort.

1/28/2007 9:40 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I have a friend-of-a-friend who is really involved in business in Utah and the charter school movement. He said that the best thing about charter schools is that the principal has more influence in the direction of the school. More local control will help our schools. What is right in Davis won't fly in Daggett. Let's trust our parents, local school boards and our principals to know what the schools need and to get it done.

1/28/2007 10:38 PM  

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