Say No to SJR 6: 3Rs in the Classroom UPDATED 2-25

The SJR 6 Joint Resolution Promoting the 3rs Framework of Rights, Responsibility, and Respect in Classrooms, if you go by the sound of it, seems like a bill that could inspire folks from both sides of the aisle to shake hands over. But if you click through the Utah 3Rs Project website, you’ll see a pattern emerge that isn’t …

HB337: Don’t Let the Governor Get His Hands in Education

HB 337 supposedly tries to create a way for parents to be heard through an Education Ombudsman — but that won’t happen because the ombudsman would be under the Governor. Governor Cox has been very clear about wanting to “define” parents’ role as being just one of many “stakeholders” in education. See the email below from Governor …

Take Action Today: Reasons to Say NO to HB331 Hope Scholarship Bill

The Hope Scholarship Program Bill will be going through the House Taxation and Revenue committee TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, @ 8:00 am. CALL TO ACTION: CLICK HERE to EMAIL THE HOUSE TAXATION AND REVEUE COMMITTEE TO ASK THEM TO VOTE NO ON PASSING HB331 OUT OF COMMITTEE csnider@le.utah.gov ; adamrobertson@le.utah.gov ; nabbott@le.utah.gov ; sbarlow@le.utah.gov ; jbriscoe@le.utah.gov ; seliason@le.utah.gov ; sharrison@le.utah.gov …

Standardized tests don’t measure up

Standardized testing claims to be able to measure a student’s academic skills and even intelligence… Pretty high claim for a process that’s highly subjective and definitely unscientific. First, read this (yes I know it’s on HuffPost, but press on, it’s eye opening): Then, if you haven’t done this for your kids already, OPT OUT of …