Will Utah’s school grading system erode support for public schools?

Friday, September 6, 2013

Parents should care deeply about Utah’s new school grading system, educators say, but not because it shows which schools are excelling and which schools are failing.

Rather, it is proof that a decades-old movement to privatize America’s public schools is making serious headway in Utah, said school board leaders, superintendents and teachers at a press conference Tuesday.

Parents can get more involved by working with their School Community Council (SCC). State lawmakers are requiring each school this year to list its SCC agendas and meetings on school websites before Nov. 16. Councils use School LAND Trust Program funds to help improve student academics.

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