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Letters: Federalism curriculum: Who decides what to teach?

Published February 19, 2014 1:01 am
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Rep. Ken Ivory doesn't think too much of Utah lawyers and their knowledge of federalism and states' rights ("Federalism study a requirement?" Tribune, Feb. 15). He also includes judges and probably American history teachers. He calls for the development of a curriculum for these individuals who know too little about this subject.

He calls for the state's Commission of Federalism to develop this curriculum. Will lawyers, judges and American history teachers be imported primarily from Southern states to help develop the curriculum? What is the background of the present members of the state's Commission of Federalism? Will the amendments to the Constitution after the Civil War be included? Will those presently teaching constitution law or American history be excluded or included?

If the bill requires lawyers and judges to take the course, why not legislators?

Alden H. Laney

Salt Lake City




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