LOGAN— A lot of bills impacting public education are making their way through the Utah Legislature and State School Board member Tami Pyfer of Logan said some of the measures are positive.
However, on <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/328/2013_02_19_328_8526_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Crosstalk show Monday</a>, Pyfer said she is against Senate Bill 110, which would send state money not to the school district but mostly to school principals instead. Pyfer said the principals would have to devise their own budgets, hire their own teachers, have to be the human resources department, and serve as groundskeeper as well. She said principals do not want to be CEOs.
“They want to be the instructional leader in their school, they want to help teachers. They want to help with the education and the instructional aspects. They don’t want to be an HR director, or a groundskeeper, or you name it,” Pyfer said. “Adding an additional layer of administrative cost, takes instructional money out of the classroom.”
Pyfer said Senate Bill 110, sponsored by Republican Senator Howard Stephenson, is just one of a package of bills designed to privatize public education.