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Republican resolution aims for partisan Utah school boards

Even without a change to state law, resolution seeks online Republican vetting of candidates.



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Norton, however, said state education leaders are the ones spreading misinformation about the Common Core. Norton is active with the group Utahns Against Common Core.

The resolution also states, "most school board members seem to welcome federal control of education, and fail to understand that states are (or should be) sovereign with respect to education."

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It’s a statement to which Burningham takes exception, saying local control is at the heart of school boards.

The resolution goes on to say, "choosing school board members via partisan election is not about partisanship in education, but is about ensuring the selection of candidates whose principles match those found in the party platform."

lschencker@sltrib.com




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