Utah: Education groups endorse Count My Vote to make education bigger priority

by - January 14, 2014

"That really gets to the heart of why we're here today," Vik Arnold, a Utahns for Public Schools board member and a former Utah Education Association political director, said at a news conference outside the Utah PTA office. Arnold said while opinion polls over the years have shown the public is willing to pay higher taxes to boost spending on schools, delegates selected by members of Utah's majority Republican Party aren't making education a priority. When confronted with the results, Arnold said, lawmakers have told him they don't have to pay attention to polls, just to the delegates able to nominate candidates at a party convention rather than holding a primary election. "We'd like to see the Legislature really put its money where its mouth is. They say they are strong supporters of public education and our schools, but we don't see that when it comes time to finance our public schools," Arnold said.

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