The Senate Site Slice of #uted history

Slice of #uted history

Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 5:57 PM No Comments

The Salt Lake Tribune wrote:

“. . . probably the worst blow to public education funding was a Legislature-promoted constitutional amendment in 1996 that allows income tax revenue to be used, not just for public education as previously mandated, but also for higher education.”

Interestingly, this 1996 amendment was also promoted by. . .  the Salt Lake Tribune.  Here’s a tweet:

@mrmrv: @sltrib’s short memory: On 11/3/1996, SLTrib endorsed letting higher ed get income tax #hypocrisy #utpol #uted #utleg

For those interested in more perspective on Utah’s education challenges, here are some recent discussions:

Here we go again!  An analysis by School Board Member Dave Thomas

Utah Foundation Report: State faces long-term challenges

Sutherland Institute: Bumper sticker education policy vs. serious solutions

Senate Site: How did public education funding fare in the Great Recession?

Senate Site: What would it take to increase public education funding to the national average?

Lisa Schenker re: the Utah Foundation report

The Lamentation of Kim Burningham

I’m sure we missed a bunch.  Feel free to add links below. Thanks!

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