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A United States Senator from Utah is calling for school to no longer be mandatory for children. Compulsory education that is publicly funded is part of the foundation of America, but senator Aaron Osmond argues that it puts the burden of raising the child on the school employees, rather than on the parents.
A United States Senator from Utah is calling for school to no longer be mandatory for children in that state.
Publicly funded and compulsory education is part of the foundation of America, but senator Aaron Osmond argues that it puts the burden of raising the child on the school systems, rather than on the parents.
Utah has the lowest funded education system in the US when it comes to per student government spending, and Osmond has plans to promote legislature that would change compulsory education.
He wants to make it a parental choice rather than a requirement for children to attend school.
Osmond is quoted as saying parents “are going to rethink this now. ‘Oh, I have to enroll my kid in school. I’m accountable for what my kid does while they are in school. It’s important to me now what their academic performance is because they could be held-back.”
Leslie Castle, member of the Utah State Board of Education said that disadvantaged children would be the ones who are left behind if it were not for the government health and education standards that are part of a compulsory education.