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Public Education

Every child should be able to achieve his or her full potential in a Utah school.

In 2021, even after promoting a 6% increase in public school funding, Utah ranked 50th in the nation for its per-pupil spending — edging out only Idaho. Utah has held the lowest position for an entire generation of Utah students. The available data goes back now 22 years. We need to protect Education funding and get $$ into our classrooms.

Most of all: Let Teachers Teach and do the Jobs they were trained to do. A small minority with a loud voice are threatening and targeting our teachers. This needs to end.

Classrooms should have the best teachers and technology to promote creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, positive mental health and communication.

  • Support public education and teachers with funding, training, advancement, higher salaries, and technology.

  • Ensure Long-Term funding for Public Education.

  • Increase student opportunities: Dual Immersion Language, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), the Arts and Vocational Trades.

  • We need to make sure Online options are available and accessible to all Utah students.

  • Provide access to high-quality preschools (3 and 4 year olds) and extended Kindergarten programs for any family who wishes.

  • Reduce Class sizes.

Did you know? The Utah class size average is 29 students, while the national average is 24 and the optimum class size is 15.

  • Require school districts to implement comprehensive Health and Wellness programs addressing suicide prevention, depression, anxiety, bullying, electronic media and other social skills.

  • Ensure Student Health and Safety: Facilities, Technology, Preparedness and Training

  • Ensure Utah Common Core is updated at least every 5 years and all text books and online learning contain both contain current relevant learning materials.

Did you know? The Utah Health Common Core standard, updated in August 2019, had not been updated in 20 years. And, approved text books materials are never removed after approved from the approved text book list.

  • Delay start of class for middle and high schools to 8:30 am or later.

Why? We need to address the serious health issue of insufficient sleep in adolescents. According to The Society of Behavioral Medicine, starting school later results in improvements in physical health, psychological well-being, attention and concentration, academic performance, and driving safety.

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