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In a recent editorial, KSL said “competency-measured education, as put forth in the Utah Board of Education’s Performance Plus proposal is a valid idea.” However, we’re concerned the state will not provide adequate funding for the reforms.
A number of people wrote in to share their views on the issue. Here is what some of them said.
From John Florez of Salt Lake City:
“Performance Plus is a waste of money because . . . it is designed to evaluate production rather than outcomes.
“The Utah State Office of Education should allow each school district the flexibility to develop its own plan to achieve the required results . . . without mandating how to achieve them.”
Katie Thygerson wrote:
“While (Performance Plus) seems like a great solution, we can’t even get the funding needed for current educational requirements, much less something so grandiose and different.”
Finally, from Pam Bunderson, a 5th grade teacher:
“Utah teachers are willing to do their part in teaching the children of our state. When will the legislature step up and do their part?”
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