Thursday, October 25, 2012

Utah’s Greatest Resources are its People

Utah’s Greatest Resources are its People

An educated workforce is critical for a prosperous economy

Utah’s teachers are heroes and should be respected for key work they do to help families.

According to the Utah State Office of Education, Utah has the nation’s lowest administrative costs and our schools are rated by the U. S. Chamber of Commerce as providing its citizens a better return on investment than any other state.

I support Governor Herbert’s goals for Education

Sixty-six percent of adult Utahns will have a postsecondary degree or professional certification by 2020.

Ensure our school children achieve reading proficiency by the end of 3rd Grade.

Increase the number of High School students completing post-secondary courses.

Align educational training to meet the workforce demands of the marketplace.

It is crucial that Utah Public Education continue to do amazingly well with the resources we have with great teachers, innovation, and technology.

As a member of the State House last year and this year, I have been standing up to protect and promote Public Education.

I have worked to find and create other funding sources to help support Public Education and have fought to provide funding for student growth, K-3 Reading, and technology.

I am honored to be supported by Utah’s Education First.

Education First is a citizens group 40,000 members strong. Education First supports public officials and candidates for office in Utah who support our state’s economic future by putting education first.