No Difference Between Serving Parents and Children [The Hub Debate]

This is  a Hub Debate on the role of boards of education. For more background, read this.  Participate in the comments or submit a response for publication to UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com. The question is: “Who do you think the board should serve?  Parents? Students? Why?“ For me the question as stated has neither legal nor logical weight. I acknowledge that sometimes the system shifts too far from parents.  A good example may be those former attendance policies created by local districts that prohibited parents from removing their children from school more than a certain number of…

If you’re a school board, who’s your customer? [The Hub Debate]

This is  a Hub Debate on the role of boards of education. For more background, read this.  Participate in the comments or submit a response for publication to UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com. The question is: “Who do you think the board should serve?  Parents? Students? Why?“ One of the most critical steps in operating a business is knowing who your customers are. After all, they’re the ones who pay you money for your product. They can tell you if your product meet their needs or how it can be changed to do so. In the “lean startup”…

Board of Education Should Focus on Students [The Hub Debate]

This is  a Hub Debate on the role of boards of education. For more background, read this.  Participate in the comments or submit a response for publication to UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com. The question is: “Who do you think the board should serve?  Parents? Students? Why?“ In my mind, it is very clear as to who the board should serve. The Board of Education should be focusing on the students as they are ultimately the consumers of public education. I don’t necessarily agree that their focus must be to help all students be “college and career ready”…

The One Who Holds the Money is the One Who is Served [The Hub Debate]

This is a Hub Debate on the role of boards of education. For more background, read this.  Participate in the comments or submit a response for publication to UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com. The question is: “Who do you think the board should serve?  Parents? Students? Why?“ The question of whether or not a Board of Education serves the parents or the students is polarizing. It is a question of will they serve.  With the adoption of Common Core curriculum, the general public, parents, teachers and even students wonder if their concerns are being served at all. Teachers…

Serving Parents is the Best Way to Serve Students [The Hub Debate]

This is  a Hub Debate on the role of boards of education. For more background, read this.  Participate in the comments or submit a response for publication to UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com. The question is: “Who do you think the board should serve?  Parents? Students? Why?“ “Who should members of the State Board of Education serve – parents or students?” is a great example of the twisted kind of thinking being perpetuated by some of Utah’s highest ranking educrats. To serve students directly would bypass parents as the primary decision maker, so who does the USBE…