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Despite pending Utah Supreme Court ruling, Senate committee approves bill to have partisan elections for the state Board of Education

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. A Republican state senator has proposed allowing candidates for the Utah Board of Education — the elected panel that oversees the state’s public schools — to run under a political party. It’s an unexpected and contentious move that comes three

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Op-ed: State school board elections should be nonpartisan

Source: Deseret News Deep red lipstick and the ’57 Chevy. Some things never go out of style. Mark Twain’s wisdom remains in style even after decades of review. He was prescient when he wrote in his autobiography, “To lodge all power in one party and keep it there is to insure bad government and the

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Preliminary Injunction Requested in Constitutional Challenge to Partisan School Board Elections

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 29, 2017 CONTACT: Chase Thomas | ABU Education Fund | chase@betterutah.org – – – – – – PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION REQUESTED IN CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE TO PARTISAN SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS – – – – – – Salt Lake City, UT –  Yesterday, lawyers representing the ABU Education Fund and other plaintiffs,

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Partisan School Board Elections and the Future of Sex Education in Utah

Last year, the Utah Legislature passed a law which requires the Utah State Board of Education hold partisan elections in 2018. An ongoing lawsuit aims to reverse that mandate, but if it fails, school board candidates will be required to declare their party affiliation. Given that Utah is undeniably dominated by the GOP, it is

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On winning, ant hills and one-party system in Utah

Source: Herald Journal Winning brings on a high more potent than the strongest drug. We were right and they were wrong. Our team, our religion, our ideas, our way of life is superior to theirs. The more dominant the win, the greater the high. We are in control and they should do things our way.

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Partisan School Board Lawsuit Announcement

This morning, our partner organization, the ABU Education Fund, joined as a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the State of Utah to challenge the 2016 law, SB 78, establishing partisan elections for the State Board of Education. We have joined with the Utah PTA, Utahns for Public Schools, and several individuals to challenge this law

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Press Release: New Lawsuit Challenging 2018 Partisan School Board Elections

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 27, 2017   – – – – – – NEW LAWSUIT CHALLENGING 2018 PARTISAN SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS – – – – – – Salt Lake City, UT – A group of education-minded individuals and advocacy organizations filed a lawsuit yesterday to challenge last year’s law establishing partisan elections

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Sheryl Allen: We deserve nonpartisan elections in education

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune The 2018 election year will be different, very different. We’ll be voting on many elected officials. All of them will be important. But elections for the Utah State Board of Education will be altered. For the first time in decades, those elections will be partisan. Yes, that means candidates will

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Local educators file lawsuit challenging partisan school board law

Source: KJZZ A group of local educators will file a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a 2016 Senate bill that allows partisan elections for the Utah State Board of Education. “Few things are less vital and should be less partisan than the education of our children,” said Josh Kanter, board chair of the ABU Education Fund and

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