The new math
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In light of the negative publicity regarding Utah's dead-last ranking among all states in per-pupil spending, State Sen. Aaron Osmond, R-South Jordan, has proposed a plan that could change that distinction without adding a penny to education funding.

His plan is to end compulsory education for all. In doing so, the number of pupils will inevitably decline and the dollar per pupil will rise. This simple math is something Osmond most likely learned serving his "time" in the compulsory education system and before his awakening to its socialist agenda.

Let freedom ring.

Scott Dangerfield

Magna