Corroon: education must be funded in good times and bad

Republican Governor Gary Herbert and his Democratic Challenger Peter Corroon squared off Tuesday night in their last planned debate prior to the November 2 election. Once again Corroon focused on education, saying Herbert believed education should be funded better when the economy improves. On KVNU’s For the People show Monday, Corroon said education must be funded in good times or bad times.”Right now I think we’ve got the band-aid plan in the state of Utah,” Corroon said. “We’ve got about 20,000 new students coming in to the system this year, whether its public education or higher education. And education budgets were cut again. “So we see students who have lost their scholarships who can’t continue on in college. We’ve seen colleges where they can’t get into the classes they want. We see elementary schools that are overcrowded. We see kindergartens with 30 plus students in them.”Corroon says the Utah Foundation recently reported that Utah ranked dead last or next to last in test scores and this situation has to be changed.

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