Sutherland Institute calls for changes in State School Board selection

(Deseret News) A perennial question in Utah public education is how to best fill the seats of the State School Board.

While there is wide agreement that the current system needs to be changed, determining exactly what type of system should take its place continues to be a point of division among lawmakers, educators, activists and potential candidates.

But in a new paper, the Sutherland Institute, a conservative public policy think tank, recommends that in order to maintain the public trust, Utah needs to move toward direct partisan elections for school board members.

Click here to read the rest of this story by Benjamin Wood on the Deseret News website.