Thank you for covering the Utah Charter School Conference this week. Utah's public charter schools are on the leading edge of many important innovations, including performance pay, critical language programs, involving parents more in education and meeting the unique needs of special populations. Utah is lucky to have educational leaders like Utah Valley State College President William Sederburg who embrace challenges and help launch experiments like the Utah County Academy of Sciences.

Charters have plenty to learn from traditional school districts. The older districts should also allow themselves to learn from the innovations that are achieving success in public charter schools.

Lincoln Fillmore

Board member

Utah Association of Public Charter Schools