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The state school board needs to have a vision established before — not after — selecting a new superintendent.
It’s parents' right to know their child is safe at school, and it’s the school board's responsibility to take safety seriously as well as the reporting of incidents and protections.
The governor and legislators take pride in touting Utah as the best-managed state in the union, at least when it comes to promoting business development; but it may be at the expense of the general public’...
It starts with each of us renewing and committing ourselves to the pledge we once made when we were in grade school; as we did, we stood a little taller, a little prouder that we were “one nation, indivis...
Unless we elect leaders who can lead, give us hope and unite us instead of divide us, we will continue to become a second-class state. Anything less is a recipe for failure.
Now the governor wants another committee to study academic standards — and that is not his responsibility. It makes Utah’s leaders appear to lack confidence and explains why public education is in c...
Today’s world, driven by technology that is changing exponentially, makes the challenge of clinging to our old values more critical than ever before.
Until a vision for Utah education is created, along with structural changes, Utah legislators will continue to interfere in the management of public education. And our students will be denied a world-class educ...
What we often forget is that freedom is not a state of tranquility. The struggle for civil rights we won 50 years ago must be fought over and over again.
The late U.S. Sen. S.I. Hayakawa had it right when he said that in government you don't need to know how to do takeaways, because you only do addition. It seems the same holds true for Utah state government, in...