Education

Utahns consistently rate education as a top priority, but the Beehive State has fallen behind in school. On a per-student basis, we spend less than any other state in the nation. The majority of our graduating seniors are not prepared for college, and we rank in the bottom ten percent for overall student achievement. Our classrooms are bloated; our teachers are underpaid. As of last year, state school board elections require candidates to declare party affiliation, which could result in more polarized elections, alienation of LGBT students, and danger for children of immigrants.

Our partner organization, the ABU Education Fund, has joined as a plaintiff in a lawsuit to challenge the partisan requirements to run for the state school board, but we’ve got a long road ahead of us. Learn more about how you can support our legal efforts and help Utah students make the grade.

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Better UTAH Beat episode 13! Critical Thinking in Education

After the Republican Party of Texas instituted a policy to end “critical thinking skills” from being taught in schools, Alliance for a Better UTAH says …

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NEW VIDEO: Mia Love’s Plan For Students

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Rep Steve Eliason: I Would’ve Been Fired

Representative Steve Eliason (R – Sandy) had a “Was My Mic On?” moment at the May meeting of the Interim Education Session. Speaking about the …

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WATCH: New Bill Would Create Sex Ed Classes For Parents

Alliance for a Better UTAH joined FOX 13 last night, to discuss the possible ramifications of such a bill.

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Interim Education Committee – May 2012

Superintendent Larry Shumway was not having a good day, as lawmakers on the Interim Education Committee questioned him, pointedly, over the Education Department’s $25 Million …

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LDS Church and Public Education

Much praise is being heaped upon the new City Creek Center that now graces the center of Salt Lake City and The Church of Jesus …

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Press Release: Better UTAH Claims Victory with Veto of HB363

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2012 Contact: Maryann Martindale Executive Director Alliance for a Better UTAH (801) 557-1532 maryann@betterutah.org BETTER UTAH CLAIMS A VICTORY FOR …

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Public education’s biggest problem is funding

By Sheryl Allen Published: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 How refreshing. Sen. Aaron Osmond, R-South Jordan, has an idea to change teacher employment laws, and he …

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