Boosting teachers' starting salaries to $50,000, reducing class sizes and improving technology in schools are among recommendations unveiled Friday by a task force of educators organized by the Utah Education Association.
The Educational Excellence Task Force spent 18 months studying ways to improve education. The group presented its nearly 50-page report Friday to the UEA and policymakers at the Capitol.
"We are committed to a bold new vision where teachers have the time, support and resources needed to meet the demand of a diverse learning population," Anna Williams, a Park City teacher and chairwoman of the task force, said in a statement. "We envision schools rich in learning, where educators and students excel."