Mitt Romney's school surprise: A look at his proposal for education


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  • John C. C. Payson, UT
    May 31, 2012 9:32 p.m.

    I am very proud of Mitt Romney for suggesting that we breach the walls of educational inequality. Utah, compared to most states, funds districts from rich and poor areas quite equitably. We still have a way to go. It is not fair to give children from poor families less opportunity than children from rich families. Indeed, because of the higher costs of special education, children from poor areas need more than the average funding. Any other method breeds a class system and is destined to accelerate the pace of inequality which threatens our nation's stability.

  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    June 1, 2012 5:26 a.m.

    Well, it would be good if the Republicans realize that without the Democrats top tier special interest groups, e.g. Teachers Unions, telling them what to think, that with a little thought, it is easy to be more to the left than the Democrats.

    Go out and come up with policies that will actually help the people that the Democrats talk about helping.

  • John C. C. Payson, UT
    June 2, 2012 10:53 p.m.

    A policy that will actually help education must include making the teaching profession desirable and respectable again. Complaints about teacher unions are thinly veiled attacks on the teachers themselves.

    Send money to Wall Street so they can "reinvest" in creating jobs? How has that been working out?

    Let's invest in children, our future.

  • Mike in Cedar City Cedar City, Utah
    June 3, 2012 8:52 p.m.

    This Romney proposal should be no surprise. It is just one more right wing step to see that public schools are eliminated. With Romney's "benevolent" plan public schools will lose students and eventually their public support. Then they are gone and replaced with What? You got it! Private schools that will eventually monopolize K-1 to K-12 education and then raise costs in the name of maximizing profit and reinforcing a wealth based class system. Then who will be able to afford a basic education, and who will be priced out? Well,It won't be Romney's class will it.