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House passes bill in support of charter schools

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  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 9, 2014 12:16 p.m.

    Isn't it interesting that most republicans and especially those that post on this board believe that the federal government shouldn't be involved in education,yet when it comes to their pet projects, they have problem dumping large sums of money into their favorite program. These same people in congress and on this board would be screaming at the top of their lungs if the feds dumped 300 million into traditional public schools that could not accessed by charter schools. Another great example of hypocrisy.

    The whole concept of "school choice" is an interesting misrepresentation of the facts. Every parent of every student in America today has the right to choose whatever school they wish.

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    May 10, 2014 11:12 a.m.

    Parent/student choice is the enemy of those who object to charter schools. This bill gives competition a chance.

  • abrady murray, UT
    May 12, 2014 8:03 a.m.

    10% of this funding goes for "funding the Secretary's national activities". So all of those Republicans that want to shut down the Department of Education just voted to fund it to the tune of $30Million more. That isn't much but Reps Chaffetz and Stewart who voted FOR this bill should explain how funding $30Million to the secretary of education jives with the general position of shrinking federal involvement in local education. Representative Bishop was the only Utah Representative to vote no.