An excellent letter.But it omitted -- probably because it was
pushing space limitations -- the need to seek ways to begin holding students and
parents accountable for their vital roles in education.
For years Utah leadership is giving mostly lip service to education. The
ultimate goal is to privatize and profitize and if a percentage gets educated
then great. Every child should have the opportunities past K-12 and the absence
of these opportunities is showing it's ugly self in the performance of our
economy. Who knows in what little mind is the cure for cancer, solutions to
energy issues, or the leadership to world peace?
We are doing a decent job of educating middle and upper middle class students,
but we are failing the urban and rural poor. One-size will not fit alll. Inner
city schools have problems that extend beyond the classroom.
It's very telling that people of the left went on and on about how we had a
"healthcare crisis" in our country even though our healthcare system
produced infinitely better results than our education system. But they see
no problem with our education system which is the envy of exactly no other
country in the world. Their solution is always the same: throw more money at it.
We just need more money to preserve the status quo. I wonder if that has
anything to do with the fact that our education system is already about 98%
controlled by the government and the healthcare system was only about 50%
controlled by government? Forward!