Sen. Aaron Osmond caught tons of heat last year when he suggested Utah do away with its compulsory education laws. Now, he’s sponsoring a package of legislation for the 2014 session which he says will increase parental responsibility in their kids’ educations, and give more local control to schools.
Osmond says he decided to tackle this issue because he feels the state needs to focus education away from “seat time” toward more outcome based results.
“Our current law needs to be about outcomes not just attendance. We started that dialogue and I’m proud of that.”