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BETTER UTAH RENEWS CALL FOR ADEQUATE PUBLIC EDUCATION FUNDING

Salt Lake City – In a letter sent to the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee, Alliance for a Better Utah renewed its call for the Utah Legislature to adequately fund our failing public education system. The letter was sent to the chairs and members of the subcommittee as they met during the Interim Session held this

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Just Another Manic Monday – September 19

Mondays are manic – this Monday is no different. The headlines from the past week – from the local, Utah level up to the national level – are similarly manic. The news never sleeps. Read on, friends, to see some of the highlights. *** Some Utah news… #1. Op-ed: All viable solutions to teacher shortage

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Just Another Manic Monday – September 12

Madison here – I’m back. Yes, I took last Monday off from posting because it was Labor Day and I was hard at work…hiking. Laboring, if you will. (At least laboring in my breathing.) This Manic Monday, I bring a collection of noteworthy headlines from the local, Utah level up to the national level. Gov.

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OpEd: By its actions, Utah shows it undervalues its children

Several years ago I was invited, by the head of a private school, to enter the teaching profession. I am a working artist and, having seen colleagues distracted from their art by their teaching, had previously avoided that route. I do enjoy working with kids, though, and had an interest in sharing the sense of

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Debate: Suing for school funding, there and here…

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Here, last week: — Alliance for a Better Utah preparing to sue state over school funding — Benjamin Wood | The Salt Lake Tribune “If Utah lawmakers won’t increase school funding on their own, maybe the courts will make them. “That’s the strategy behind an upcoming lawsuit by the Alliance

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Trib Talk: Covering the cost of education

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune What’s the best way to pay for Utah’s underfunded schools: a lawsuit, a tax hike, a new formula for school trust land funds or something else? On Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., state Board of Education Chairman Dave Crandall, Jesselie Anderson of Education First and Josh Kanter of Alliance for a Better Utah

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Utah may face lawsuit over ‘inadequate’ school funding

Source: KSL Leaders of the Alliance for a Better Utah announced Monday they intend to file a lawsuit against the state to force the Utah Legislature to increase funding for public schools. The political lobbyist group points to Utah’s rankings as having the lowest per-pupil spending amount in the country, as well as cuts in

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Lobbyist group considers suing state over ‘inadequate’ school funding

Source: Deseret News Leaders of the Alliance for a Better Utah announced Monday they intend to file a lawsuit against the state to force the Utah Legislature to increase funding for public schools. The political lobbyist group points to Utah’s rankings as having the lowest per-pupil spending amount in the country, as well as cuts

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Alliance for a Better Utah preparing to sue state over school funding

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune If Utah lawmakers won’t increase school funding on their own, maybe the courts will make them. That’s the strategy behind an upcoming lawsuit by the Alliance for a Better Utah, which argues that state leaders have failed in their constitutional duty to adequately fund the public education system. “If they’re

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