Explicit Materials in Schools – the Fight at the Utah State Board of Education

The nationwide spotlight on illicit and explicit materials in our kids’ schools has been shining on Utah particularly lately, culminating in Representative Ken Ivory’s Sensitive Materials in Schools bill, HB374 That bill passed in March 2022, and now the ball is in the state Board’s court.  Explicit Materials in SchoolsThe Battle at the Utah State Board …

The Simple Art of Learning

How many policies, instructors, programs, assessments, assignments, data-driven reports, curricular plans, learning strategies, professional development trainings, standards, dollars, modules, organizations, procedures, surveys, etc. (you get the picture) does it take to teach a child to read the word “CAT?” The Simple Art of learning, original presentation, March 10, 2022, given to Utah state Board of …

USBE Member takes a potshot at Christians at December board meeting

At the December Utah State Board of Education meeting, Member Carol Lear took Christmas spirit to a whole new level by using her Member Message time to take a cheap shot at… Christians. And then she handed out hula hoops. We could comment on the professionalism on display in this memorable moment but the video …

USBE member Natalie Cline takes on school library obscenity

When I first viewed this video, a line from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol came to mind: “There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited….” Utah State Board of Education Member Natalie Cline is the embodiment of this idea: doing what’s right by defending kids from …