Parents For Choice in Education (Audio)

Parents for Choice in Education is dedicated to ensuring every child has equal access to a quality education by empowering parents, increasing choice, and promoting innovative solutions to Utah’s educational challenges. Link: Parent for Choice in Education   In the March 19, 2013, School Board meeting the issue of Senate Bill 271 School Grading Amendment, was brought up by the Superintendent. Link to Bill Superintendent Withers stated that the House members were confused about the bill … Continue reading

Blog Post Sparks Debate About Mandatory Education (Sacramento Bee AP)

  By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press Published: Thursday, Jul. 18, 2013 – 1:51 pm Last Modified: Thursday, Jul. 18, 2013 – 4:29 pm SALT LAKE CITY – Utah education officials say a state lawmaker’s idea to scrap the state’s compulsory education law would put already-vulnerable students further at risk.Republican state Sen. Aaron Osmond of South Jordan recently floated the idea in a blog posting. He said giving teachers the option of sending students home when they consistently misbehave would … Continue reading

Utah Educators Question Pitch to End Compulsory School Attendance (Tribune)

Senator says state shouldn’t force kids to go to school; rivals say his plan would create “subclass of illiterates.” By Annie Knox And Ray Parker| The Salt Lake Tribune  First Published Jul 17 2013 09:04 am • Updated 56 minutes ago Utah educators question state Sen. Aaron Osmond’s assertion that the state shouldn’t force students to go to school, saying they are concerned about children who might miss out on an education or forfeit help with … Continue reading