Editorial Sampler: Thoughts about schools. No guns. Just schools....
Published: December 14, 2012 01:10PM
Updated: December 14, 2012 01:10PM
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Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo Utah Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed HB76 to allow carrying of concealed guns without a permit. He said the current system -- requiring background checks and firearms familiarity classes -- works fine.

— Education budget: Too little for struggling kids — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial ... Forbes magazine rates Utah as the best state for business. However, Utah does not fare well in what many believe is an even more important function of state government: educating Utah’s children. Nearly a quarter of Utah children do not graduate from high school. Of those who do, about a third are not ready for college. Gov. Gary Herbert soft-pedaled those realities when he explained his fiscal year 2014 budget recommendations to the Tribune editorial board Wednesday. ...

— Innovative thinking needed to reform education — Deseret News Editorial ... In a state where revenues always will struggle to keep pace with the growing student population, state leaders ought to be focusing more on becoming leaders in innovative delivery systems for quality instruction....

— Literature deserves its place in classroom — Santa Fe New Mexican Editorial ... As we have remarked before, few good ideas in education aren’t somehow spoiled while being implemented. ...

— Quality teaching vs. tenure rights — Denver Post Editorial ... Despite union claims, DPS and other districts don’t have to place tenured teachers who can’t find a job.

— Getting abusers out of the classroom — Orange County Register Editorial ... A key reform for the new California Legislature is protecting school children from predatory teachers. In the past year, several scandals brought forth the need for reform....

— Bipartisan coalition in state Senate bodes well for education — Seattle Times Editorial