Legislators and the governor again have claimed public education is their No. 1 priority. False. Their No. 1 priority is to not raise taxes. The nation's highest birth rate and tax aversion paraded as necessity continue to be a toxic mix in Utah.
Public education, perennially underfunded when compared with other states and an increasing number of foreign countries, has suffered and will continue to do so as long as Republicans are happy to rely on provably false conclusions.
A few too many of our elected people are sure teachers are not undercompensated, undersupported, underappreciated as true professionals, or endlessly micromanaged into discouragement. Wherever do they get those notions?