Dozens of bills are presented during the legislative session every year attempting to control education at the state level. Decisions should be made locally whenever possible. We currently have the lowest per-student funding in the nation and many school districts are struggling with recruiting and retaining good teachers. We need to support beginning teachers (where the highest turnover happens) through mentoring and training, and support legislation giving teachers more autonomy in their classrooms.
The legislature, school districts, and citizens working together can solve any of the issues facing Utah’s schools. It is our responsibility to ensure that Utah teachers are fairly compensated, and that every Utah student has the opportunity for a quality education and prosperous future.