Education is very important to me. My father was a teacher as well as both of my sisters. Many of my wife's family are also educators. Education is one of the most important responsibilities of the Utah Legislature.
We must do a better job working with teachers and parents at the local level in education. We need to look to schools that are performing well, like Desert Hills High School here in St. George, which is the highest rated public High School in Utah, and find out what is making them succeed. We need to take that recipe for success and help spread it throughout the state, while maintaining the ability for each school district to have the flexibility it needs to address it's unique challenges.