The solution to our budget woes: Cut out part of our children’s education

 (cross-posted to Utah Legislature Watch)

Here is the latest from Sen. Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan, to save money:

Eliminate the 12th grade

“Almost all of the industrial world uses 11 grades,” he said. “Why do we use 12? The kids either got their one foot in AP classes in college, or they’re just running around, taking PE.”

Wow, the U.S. has a hard enough time trying to keep up with its counterparts in other countries. So….at the expense of the education of our children, to save money we cut out part of their education?

Where is the logic? Most importantly, where is Sen. Buttars’ evidence to back this statement?

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