Skip to comments.Utah state legislator wants to end compulsory education
Posted on 07/16/2013 4:46:36 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The idea of forcing children to attend school is outdated and should be scrapped in favor of a system that encourages learning by choice, state Sen. Aaron Osmond said in calling for an end to compulsory education in Utah.
Some parents act as if the responsibility to educate, and even care for their child, is primarily the responsibility of the public school system, the South Jordan Republican first wrote on a state Senate blog on Friday.
Osmond said 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.
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WOO HOO....let the battle begin!
For us, great idea. But there are some REALLY irresponsible parents out there....
Might as well. Over half of the country is brain-dead anyway.
For us, great idea. But there are some REALLY irresponsible parents out there....
Really irresponsible parents who cannot feed dress or shelter their children EVEN WITH GOVERNMENT SUBSUDIES should have parental rights terminated and the children raised in orphanages run by private nonprofit organizations. These children will be civilized and trained for civic duties and to support themselves.
We took our kids back by homeschooling. But for one of our kids, formal learning was a waste of time.
The purpose of public education is to launder tax dollars through teachers union dues to Democrat candidates.
Sen. Aaron Osmond is the nephew of Donny and Marie.
I was wondering if he was related to them. Thanks!
We just did this in Iowa in the last session.
Separate school and state, before it’s too late.
It's far more nefarious than that.
My experience is that the teachers waste all the class time with liberal indoctrination and send the three "r"s home for we parents to teach. Then claim the solution, of course, is more money.
cut their welfare, honestly when I see a woman at 5 foot five and over 200 pound in a store and she has a basket of all junk food paid by us pisses me off.
First if those are tat fat and on food stamps should not get food stamps seeing as they don’t need all that food, junk food I might add.
Yea I know it will never happen because the left would lose the black vote and the welfare vote
What’s weird is that I just went to his website and the first thing I see is strong support for public education.
maybe it is different to you there.
We did you do that virtual school as my oldest just did a class on that and it was stupid, he;d sit there for hours and ten enter only for the program to fail and he;d have to do it all over again.
The virtual teacher was a joke who knew nothing, the whole thing was a fiasco and a money maker for someone
That doesn’t mean it has to be compulsory, if one wants to be pedantic.
There ... fixed it
And allow schools to expel disruptive and/or dangerous students. No more “No student left behind.”
Yeah, I understand.
I just find it notable the angle he’s coming at it from.
Utahns tend to be very, very pro-public school, by the way.
It’s one guy, but that’s a start. Stop the drafting of minor children into the government indoctrination units.
I can see her point.
Kids first need to learn to be good, then formal religion, and finally, basic academic skills, like reading and simple arithmetic. The rest is up to them.
the social studies he did was stupid.
I love history, especially the war for southern independence but he had to learn about islam, Ghana and all of Africa.
I talked to his virtual teacher today and told her that my son was not going to do this test again as he took 2 hours to do it and because of a glitch in their computer they wanted him to do it again.]
Agree with al you said BTW
the war for southern independence and the right to own other people
Are you doing homeschooling through the local public school, or that K-12 program I’ve seen on TV?
Absolutely. It is a start——then check out the original McGuffey Readers-—for 10 year olds......Milton, Dickens, the Bible, John Locke, Adam Smith, The Federalist Papers—profound ideas with firm moral foundation.
......and you “wonder” why our public schools put out such immoral idiots like Trayvon’s “friends”.........schools should be shut down completely for destroying so many children.
The “Go, Spot, Go” John Dewey/Socialist/Marxists curricula has got to be destroyed. It was designed intentionally to destroy Reason/Wisdom/Knowledge and erase traditions/concepts and Virtue (Christian Ethics) and replace them with Satanic Ethics—so Western Civ would collapse and the NWO can begin.
Destroy Virtue and you will collapse society. Children have to be formed and raised in the Natural Family or as close to it as possible for the first seven years of life..........don’t allow strangers to form their worldview. The family is what forges individualism/uniqueness—thinking outside the box-—and a healthy self-image
Schools have to uphold YOUR belief system or else you create “cognitive dissonance” and your children will be confused-—Good and Evil blurred—and their foundation is not firm at all.......easily manipulated.
we just started to try it but did not want the same as the kid next door as he;s a dope who has no education what so ever.
We’re going to finish this curse up and see what to do after.
We do live in one of the most republican counties in FL and we do have the best school system in the state and so we’;ll see what happens in a few months
I do appreciate what you told me too.
You bet. I cannot begin to imagine the kids of rotten parents running around without being able to read or write but old enough to wreck things and kill people. Not good.
The only basis for sound education and individual liberty
The “Little Red School House” concept is what built this nation, not the giant carpeted, air conditioned indoctrination centers that resemble a state penitentiary we now foster on the the little heads full of mush.
And the beauty is, with the advent of personal computers and the internet, the penitentiary institutions are completely obsolete.
Technology favors the "Little Red School House" model.
Government may have an interest in seeing children be educated, but it is a GRAVE MISTAKE to allow government to run the schools. At most, government should set standards and allow parents to test their children to those standards. But this should not preclude private standards as well.
My wife and I homeschooled our daughter and she is very competent now to run her own retail store. Although she lacks a high school diploma, we recently saw the performance of a young person who was enrolled in Florida’s government school system and she was grossly ignorant by any standard.
Rachel Jeantel showed that government makes demands and promises, yet refuses to be held to its own standards, yet at great cost to the taxpayers. Great cost? How many people know that in some urban school districts it costs in excess of ONE MILLION dollars to graduate a single child who is competent in all subjects at grade level.
Given how much we are spending on food stamps, we no longer have the luxury to afford the monstrous catastrophe of government-run schools.
And their kids are the behavior problems that monopolize the teachers’ and administrators’ time. Schools are better off without them.
means the kids would be better off anywhere other than the government schools. They might learn less, but of what they did learn, less would be leftist Howard Zinn garbage.
Literacy was higher before compulsory attendance laws than it is now. Compulsory attendance was never (since Bismarck) about education, but about control.
Good idea. Hope this succeeds.
In the old days, they called this "Freedom."
nah- just end publik skoolz
You forgot one other “purpose”....Indoctrination
The Libertarian ping list might be interested in this.
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