Why Support Utah Public Schools?
Did you know Utah ranks dead last of all 50 states when it comes to funding for public education? This means with recent and potential budget cuts and the largest class sizes in the nation, there is less money being spent on each individual child, limiting the quality of education received.
Utah’s future depends on preparing students with the skills they need to survive in the 21st Century. This requires world-class academic standards and a curriculum that fosters critical thinking, problem solving and the innovative use of knowledge to prepare students for college and the competitive career field. Please join us in taking a stand for Utah’s future leaders, and Make Quality Public Schools a Priority – Now!
Asked which was more important right now, increasing the investment in public schools or cutting school budgets to live with lower revenue, 73 percent chose increasing public school investments.
“A well-trained workforce is the single most important element to maintaining and enhancing Utah’s reputation as a great place to do business. Further reductions in public and higher education put our workforce at risk. Education funding must be protected as we balance the state budget.”
Mark Bouchard, Senior Managing Director at CB Richard Ellis
and Chair of the Salt Lake Chamber Education Task Force
Link to article: Protecting Education in Tough Budget Year Will Pay Off in Long Run
A new video shows the connection between taxes, the economy and funding for schools.
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