The Utah State Motto is Industry. Our schools have forgotten what it means to
work.Our schools produce no goods nor services our society uses. No
food is produced. No furniture is produced. No books, no pencils, no cars, no
nothing.Our school buildings are vacant 40% of the time and are
shrines to laziness.After spending $1 Billion a year or more on
education, how come we don't have a set of free text books for k through 12, and
at our universities.Why aren't the books the students are actually
using (text books) in the library, or on line (e-books)?How is it we
have spend billions upon billions in an education process but have not produced
free text books? With thousands and thousands of Ph.d's, master, BA, BS degreed
folks employed for decades in state education that we don't have open source
text books for free?Degrees are a type of gadget which often times
does not relate to the the work a day world.Surely, our state can
produce its own text books now that we're in the BCS.
Wow someone needs to get out a little more.My kids' books are
online. At the beginning of school their teacher gives them a log
in code for the book. They can access it at home whenever they need it.Also you might try looking up "sciber text". This was
produced right here in our own state and is being used all over the world at no
cost to any of the users.Good idea you had. You are just late to
the party. Ignorance is not bliss.
The state does provide lessons books and lesson materials for many areas in the
elementary school. I also created a vast amount of curriculum myself.
Nice leading post.Uneducated about education. How typical of most
comments about education.
Working while going to college. What a novel idea. Wouldn't it be easier to
take out college loans, and then spend your life paying them back? or trying to
find ways to default on the loans? Congratulations to BYU for making
a special effort to hire students.
I commend BYU for providing a real life education. You earn what you receive,
be it a diploma in your field of study or educational degree or preparation for
future employment. Student working for their schooling, what a sustainable
approach for a successful life in society.
As one who supervises student employees at BYU, I can tell you the
"work" they do ... isn't! With few exceptions (probably the Grounds
crew), most student employees are just receiving another form of financial aid,
under the auspices of "employment", but the work they do and the value
they supposedly add to BYU is minimal. And trust me when I tell you, getting
rid of a nonproductive student employee is no trivial matter!