First, it was Neil Zabriskie in his daring to do what others wouldn't dare. We hope the new superintendent shows the same common sense in light of his recent backtrack. Then, Cal Udy, the Utah representative for the American Federal of Teachers, let loose with another typical tirade, reiterating that old canard about teachers having a poverty salary. The poor should be so lucky; but his tone was that of a boss giving orders to his worker. Who works for whom here? (Sept. 12, "New district superintendent shakes up staff at Ogden schools").
Now, more common sense from Morgan. That board feels that parents can resume their responsibility for their children's breakfasts (Sept. 23, "Breakfast unwanted at schools in Morgan"). Of course, the head honcho from Salt Lake City responds with the usual. If the government doesn't feed children, they will not perform well. She of course, sees the parents as interlopers stopping her domain from expansion, while adding to our taxes.
Meanwhile, high schools give college credit for certain courses, thus assuring those students will register with their local college and pay their tuition while the high school is bolstered with credit for college entrance; yet, their average student can't pass the SAT.
The college, meanwhile, teaches make up classes for students who didn't learn enough in high school. Is all of this education, or a money making scheme?