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

Utah Capitol Hill: Alama Uluave

  Ran into my predecessor from the School Board Alama Uluave. He and I ran against each other for school board in 2004. Ila Rose Fife was on the school board for eight years and did not run for re-election in 2004. I lost to Alama by one vote. The last weekend before the election, instead of campaigning  I went camping with my Boy Scout Troop (Buena Vista). So, I learned my lesson, in 2012 – I campaigned every … Continue reading

Utah Capitol Hill: Representative King

  Representative King -District 28 His Web Page Reads: My name is Brian King and for the past four years it’s been a privilege to represent House District 28 in the Utah State Legislature. I’m running in 2012 to ensure that the interests of the people in District 28 are represented by an experienced, knowledgeable, and established advocate. My wife Alison and I have lived in the district for 26 years and we have loved every minute … Continue reading

Utah Capitol Hill: Archie Archuleta

  Ran into one of my mentors and neighbor, Archie Archuleta at the Capitol today. His bio is as follows: Robert \”Archie\” Archuleta President of Utah Coalition of La Raza, Utah Coalition of La Raza Robert “Archie” Archuleta–retired educator, SLC employee in Rocky’s first administration, Latino activist and civil rights advocate.  Member of several boards and committees.  Presently the President of the Board of Trustees for Utah Coalition of La Raza. Robert “Archie” Archuleta is a … Continue reading

Utah Capitol Hill: Josie Valdez & Brandy Farmer

  Josie Valdez & Brandy Farmer Ran into two of my role models and friends of many years. Like our mothers and tias (aunts),  Josie and Brandy show us the importance of work, and responsibility, and getting things done for the betterment of our communities and pueblos. I am honored by my association with both of them. They are Utah’s version of  a Dolores Hurta. Who is Dolores Huerta? Dolores Huerta has worked to improve social and economic … Continue reading