Audit: Utah’s “Ghost Student” problem.

Editor’s note: This article is specifically written to highlight serious allegations and problems noted within the State Board’s audit. This is in no way written, or meant to infer that home schooling and charter schools are bad. It highlights specific issues, and specific actors. Who have committed acts that must be addressed and fixed if school choice, and educational freedom are to be able to function without scrutiny. Recently, the State of Utah requested a performance audit of distance and online educational programs from the Utah State Board of Education. The results, released on…

Public Education Budget

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Figuring out the State budget at the beginning of the Legislative Session is like predicting the winner of the Super Bowl. You know the game, have your favorite, but have little idea on the outcome. A couple of years ago, I attended a National Governors Association meeting where Jim Collins the author of several business books spoke, including Built To Last and Good To Great. He talked about several of his leadership concepts; what makes great companies great. After his presentation, a Governor raised his hand and asked whether these concepts…