“As a father with six with children in our public schools, I care deeply about Utah’s public education system. In order for our education system to be successful, we must grow the economy to pay for the many new students entering the system. I will work with parents and education stakeholders to identify more innovative ways to deliver education. I will also fight for more local control. Those best able to understand the needs of students are the parents, teachers and policymakers who understand what is happening at a local level. I will fight the federal encroachment into our local education system.”
- I will work to empower parents by giving them the tools to decide which schools are best for their children.
- I support an increased use of technology innovations in the classroom to better transform the teacher’s role as one as a learning facilitator and gives students the tools to study at their own pace.
- Technology can also lead to cost savings and a more efficient way of delivering quality education. It will also make us better prepared if future emergencies shut down our schools.
- I will work to better align the education of our students to the needs of their future employers.