Tag: aaron osmond

Better UTAH Beat Episode 57 – July 23, 2013

It’s not that we’re attention starved in Utah. In fact, we frequently get kudos for our stunning natural habitat, our gainfully employed workforce, and our attractiveness to technology companies. But for some state legislators it isn’t enough to receive accolades for our varied accomplishments, we need attention for our crazy moments, too. Senator Aaron Osmond’s

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A practical argument for keeping compulsory public education in Utah

Last week Senator Aaron Osmond wrote a post on the Utah Senate website arguing for the end of compulsory education in Utah. He focuses on the need to return the responsibility and right of educating children to parents: First, we need to restore the expectation that parents are primarily responsible for the educational success of

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Osmond on education: If you can’t fix it, eliminate it

For the past two weeks I have been in Washington DC with a group of like-minded students learning the ins and outs of politics and our nation’s capital. We were from all over the country, from blue states and red states. One night we decided to have a competition to see whose state was more

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Education bill to prepare, prevent

A very innovative bill was discussed last week on the Senate floor. The bill is called Results-based Financing for Early Childhood Education and is sponsored by Republican Sen. Aaron Osmond. It attempts to tackle the key issues of quality education and funding in the state of Utah by creating early intervention programs targeted especially at

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