Week 2: Who decides what kids learn in school?
Who should be in charge of what gets taught in schools? And how many layers of oversight should it go through? These are the questions the Utah Legislature is weighing this year. We got the view from 10,000 feet from education reporters Jon Reed and Courtney Tanner, and the front-line perspective of a high school social studies teacher.
- Jon Reed, KUER education reporter
- Courtney Tanner, Salt Lake Tribune education reporter
- Lizbeth Padillo, Granite School District social studies teacher
Recommended Reading and Listening:
- An Academic Debate: How Critical Race Theory Is And Isn't Being Applied In Utah Classrooms
- Parents share kids’ experience with racism at hearing on teaching it in Utah classrooms
- What Do Lawmakers Really Understand About Critical Race Theory?
- In 2021, schools became a battleground for Utah’s hot button issues
- Lawmakers debate first of two ‘transparency’ bills to approve classroom materials
- Republican-supported income tax cut clears its first legislative hurdle
- Utah bill would ban some ‘no-knock’ warrants, require ‘best practices’ on wearing ID
- Golden eagle may soon become Utah’s state bird of prey