Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Can Government Fix Education?

Apparently Gov. Huntsman wants to fix Utah's education system so that minorities, who generally perform worse academically, will have better scholastic success. This is a noble aim, but perhaps misguided. I would ask if the problem is even government related? Because if not, does it have the power to fix it?

The article Bob Lonsberry posted on his website yesterday says it's impossible:
That's not a commentary on Latino kids or Samoan kids or black kids, it is a reality of the role of government. The government, schools and society are not the cause of the disparity between the races in educational attainment -- so the government, schools and society don't have the power to remove that disparity.
That power is at home.
It may be wasted, misused or rejected, but it is at home, in the family environment and in the family culture.


Read the whole article:
http://lonsberry.com/writings.cfm?story=1647&go=4

3 Comments:

At 9:17 PM, Blogger Travis said...

I love Bob Lonsberry. He bats like .900.

 
At 4:35 PM, Blogger Nathan said...

I love common sense. Too bad common sense is not allowed in politics. Can you imagine Gov. Huntsman telling the minority communities that they should get off their lazy butts and teach their kids to work hard in school?

I would vote for any politician who had the guts to say something like that.

 
At 10:58 PM, Blogger Travis said...

Huntsman is a wimp.

Lonsberry would make the best politician. Too bad he can't run in Utah.

 

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