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#1 NanuqoftheNorth

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:18 AM

1174170.jpgSenator, Aaron Osmond discusses SB71 at a press conference Monday, March 4, 2013

 

SALT LAKE CITY — Compulsory education laws have resulted in parents disengaging themselves from the responsibility to oversee the education of their children and have caused schools to falter under the burden of being all things to all people.

 

Those points are among the arguments made by Sen. Aaron Osmond, R-South Jordan, in an article posted Friday on the blog of the Utah State Senate, in which Osmond called for the end of compulsory education in the state.

 

"Some parents act as if the responsibility to educate, and even care for their child, is primarily the responsibility of the public school system," Osmond wrote. "As a result, our teachers and schools have been forced to become surrogate parents, expected to do everything from behavioral counseling, to providing adequate nutrition, to teaching sex education, as well as ensuring full college and career readiness."

 

Osmond wrote further that in the current state of public education, teachers do not receive meaningful support from parents, while at the same time parents become frustrated that schools are not able to meet the individual needs of their children. Osmond told the Deseret News that there is a need to shift the public mindset to viewing learning as an opportunity as opposed to an obligation, while also reinforcing the idea of liberty and choice.

 

State School Board member Leslie Castle said she agrees that schools have become burdened with nonacademic responsibilities, like daily nutrition, basic health screenings and behavioral counseling. But the reality of Utah's increasingly diverse population is that many children require those services.

"We live in a society where some children require help beyond the ability of their parents," she said. "Those students don’t deserve to be punished, they don’t deserve to be disqualified."

 

She said because of compulsory education, teachers and educators are typically the first to see evidence of trouble at home, from abuse to malnourishment. Without the requirement to attend school, or if nonacademic services were removed from the public education system, it would be necessary for the state to create some other form of publicly funded service to fill that role.

 

http://www.deseretne...-education.html



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 08:31 PM

Can't wait for this great idea to be picked up next session by our esteemed Legislature in North Carolina.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:26 PM

10 year old me: "this guy is onto something."

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:42 PM

he's right about the problem, but he needs to be punched in the throat for suggestion that as a solution



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:02 PM

I get what Osmond is saying, but his cure is worse than the illness. 

 

The problem is how to effectively convey to potential parents that children are a very big responsibility and put great demands upon your time and finances.  (Good luck with that, right?)

 

Children shouldn't be allowed to be handed off to the rest of society to raise when they become an inconvenience.

 

A commenter to the linked article indicated Osmond had a financial stake in for profit schools in Utah.

 

My impression is there is a certain segment of our society that would like to see a complete dismantling of the public school system in this nation.

 

I believe Osmond's bill would be a significant first step towards that goal.

 

 

 



#6 mav1234

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:35 PM

I think we should get rid of public education, and make parents have to pay to send their kids to schools.  That'd clearly make them care more, hardy har har har.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:15 AM

I think we should get rid of public education, and make parents have to pay to send their kids to schools. That'd clearly make them care more, hardy har har har.


Well seeing as the only reason poor people are poor is because they're lazy...


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