Good to see surpluses being redirected to places where they are needed, instead
of immediately announcing more massive tax cuts at the expense of those who need
it most.Props to the Guv.
I will applaud the guv. IF he's able to put that 122m into education. But
- he's not the only one who has something to say about the state's
budget. The state legislature wants a new prison so their developer friends can
take advantage of the 680 acres the prison sits on.Anyone taking
bets that education (where its needed) WON'T get all the money?
Whoa! The governor is absolutely wrong to dump tine extra $122 million in the
Legislature to spend as "one time" good deals.This is
overpayment by taxpayers, and should be returned to those who were
overcharged.No politician will ever tell you they have enough money,
and will always find creative ways to spend every dollar they have access to.
Too often, on pet projects that are little more than payoffs to supporters, or
which they hope will result in their reelection.It's not the
Governor's or the Legislature's money, or even the school systems. It
belongs to the TAXPAYERS!
Lower property taxes?
I'll gladly keep paying my taxes at the rates they are right now if the
surplus can actually make it into the classroom or even into a small raise for
the great teachers my kids have this year.Education is EXACTLY where
that money should be spent.
This money needs to go back to the taxpayers in the form of reduced taxes,
especially those with large families who need tax relief the most.
Bruce Williams has no business telling the schools districts what they can and
cannot use the money for. Baron, those with large families do not pay their fair
share towards the school system despite their use of it. Are you suggesting that
those who have no children should not pay into the school system?
Typical government.Oh boy! Have money,--let's spend.American education is the biggest scam in history, and people still want
Pay your teachers. Get higher quality teachers. Teach them better math skills.
This would appear to be an election tactic for him and to pit him against the
legislature, who always believes internally and externally that educators and
education are evil in our state. No district leadership and teachers nor
principals are good enough for the legislative body for the past 20 and more
years. Public school officials and teachers don't deserve one dime extra
except for a Number 2 pencil twice a year without a sharpener. Any
charter school, private school or home schooling is needed, in their mind,
whether qualified nor able to fulfill the educational requirements of the
federal and state.It is a little dismaying to see how much the
legislators can put on the UEA and NEA and believe that all teachers subscribe
to anything those organizations state or do. The UEA is a good balance and
since the legislature always lambastes the UEA, it doesn't appear to be as
outgoing as it used to be. They appear to be in the background with all the
alternative type of unproven education comes on line without any intrusion or
questioning by the legislature. Non-educator business managers acting as
principals is okay in Utah.
@Utexmom:* efficient management would increase teacher pay.*
math is taught according to standardized test objectives, and provided teaching
strategies.* poor student math skills are not always the result of bad
teachers, but on how they're made to teach through being micro-managed.* if money was the answer, we would have the highest educated people in