HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES • DISTRICT 16 • REPUBLICAN
© 2016 Stephen G. Handy • Paid for by friends of Steve Handy.
America’s most vibrant economies put education first. Research over numerous decades show that a person’s earning power and a society’s wealth are tied to educational achievement. And because we truly live in a global society, our children will compete on the world stage. Economic prosperity is driven by those with the knowledge and skills to compete in this global market.
The Utah Foundation recently found that 40% of voters named teacher quality as their top priority and that 68% of voters ranked education 4 or 5 on a five-point scale. Also, 43% of the voter sample said they would pay higher taxes to support public education.
One thing is clear to me, we must get more funding into education and I believe that with Governor Herbert’s leadership over the next few years we will see not only additional funding but also improved performance.
Our children deserve nothing less.