The present method of selection may be "undemocratic" according to the
Deseret News, but the general electorate generally has no clue as to who would
be a great board member. Name recognition is generally the only information that
drives the general electorate. This is not good enough.
The anti school voucher members are being forced out, The legislature has not
forgotten what happened in 2007. They are hoping the voters will.
Let's face it. School board members are handpicked by the governor and his
"committee" for political reasons. The voters are reduced to
rubber-stamping the governor's cronies. It's like being back in the
The DesNews has for the past few years pushed for the greater inclusion of
charter schools and their "voice" in the education issue. Now that these
individuals have greater power on the State Board of Education their true colors
are showing. What they want are fingers in the pie of public education because
they know that this pie is huge. And, if kids happen to get served, that is
secondary. We are getting what we asked for.