Who should choose school board members? The governor or the people?

Please sign this petition immediately and share this with your friends and neighbors. For further information on why partisan elections are the best system for vetting candidates, please see these resources: Partisan School Board Election Arguments Partisan School Board Resolution Debate Responding to charges against partisan school board elections The arguments against partisan elections – … Continue reading Who should choose school board members? The governor or the people?

The arguments against partisan elections – SB 104 S2

SB 104 is the education elections and reporting amendments bill, also known as the “partisan elections” bill. Today the senate voted 21-7-1 on it’s second reading to pass it. I believe it’ll still have a third reading and another vote but those votes shouldn’t change significantly. It has been amended so that local districts only … Continue reading The arguments against partisan elections – SB 104 S2

JaKell Sullivan’s Letter to the State Board on ESEA Waiver

Reposting from Facebook, JaKell’s letter is a fantastic writeup that gives a clear picture of what’s happening in the federal agenda. ****************** Dear State Board members, Have you read this change to Title 1 Regulations? http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule… The Federal Government is clear that they are “phasing out the authority of states” over standards and tests. ALL … Continue reading JaKell Sullivan’s Letter to the State Board on ESEA Waiver

First Parent Member of Utah SAGE Test Review Committee Speaks Out

From: http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/first-parent-member-of-utah-sage-test-review-committee-speaks-out/ Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer According to Utah law, a 15-member parent committee must be assembled to review the test questions on the Common Core SAGE test prior to the test being administered statewide. Members of the committee now report that, contrary to what … Continue reading First Parent Member of Utah SAGE Test Review Committee Speaks Out