The last two years have disrupted life for all Utahns. But our public school educators have remained on the front lines, embracing their role as critical support resources for students, families, and communities. They have met historic challenges head-on to ensure that all students receive an excellent, well-rounded, and honest education.
Publicly, our lawmakers have joined with parents, community members, and others in their praise for our teachers – for the difference they make in the lives of Utah’s students. But in private, some of those same lawmakers are seriously considering proposals that will burden our teachers with new and unneeded responsibilities on top of their already untenable workload. Some Utah lawmakers even plan to take resources away from our trusted public schools – and the broad range of students they serve – by creating an outrageous voucher scheme that funnels funds to private schools that have zero accountability to taxpayers.
Tell lawmakers their actions must match their words and that our public schools, our educators, and our students need genuine support – not dubious schemes.