As a state, we have no greater responsibility than to educate our future. But even the best schools can’t succeed without parental oversight, involvement, and accountability. I have consistently voted in favor of local control and minimizing federal entanglements in education. Per-pupil spending will always be low in Utah given our large student population, but we must continue to increase classroom support for teachers and students. I have voted to support the substantial increases in public education in recent years. We must respect and support teachers.
During my current term, I joined with my Republican colleagues in advocating against Critical Race Theory. The measure passed both the House and the Senate by an overwhelming majority.