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Policymakers should take note of changing school enrollment patterns

Sutherland’s Derek Monson writes about how his family struggled to adapt to the pandemic’s disruption of education. New data show they aren’t alone – millions of parents looked for other options when traditional schools stayed closed.

Explainer: The debate over the Respect for Marriage Act

Are the protections of religious freedom in the bill “important” or “anemic,” and why?

Education pluralism: The state of home schooling

Home schooling grew among minorities and special-needs students during pandemic. Utah’s home-school community also increased substantially during COVID-19 era.

Parents want more time with their kids. We should find ways to help them

Most parents want their children cared for at home. But most policy proposals focus on giving parents more time at work.

Agreement on marriage equality shows unifying power of religious freedom

Rarely do we recognize that religious freedom helped lay the foundation of many civil rights that all Americans enjoy.

What the midterm election tells us about vote by mail in Utah

There are several reasons for the contrast between Utah’s smooth process and the delays in tabulating the final results in Arizona and Nevada.

How spirituality helps LGBTQ youth

Recent research backs up pastor’s experience with homeless LGBTQ youth – a longing and need for spirituality.

Education pluralism: The state of private schools

Private schools likely saw an uptick in enrollment during the pandemic because they offered a genuinely different option to families who were worried about the effects of remote schooling.

America’s wall of separation

Most people believe there should be a hard line drawn between government and faith communities. At times, this idea can be taken too far, marginalizing people of faith and religious institutions.

Newly elected conservative policymakers can learn from George Sutherland’s political philosophy

In George Sutherland’s view, the Constitution established bright lines of federalism and was the most democratic instrument of American governance. Because of the clarity and power of his views, much of his thinking remains relevant today.

Sutherland Institute is a nonpartisan policy and educational institution – a think tank – that informs the public and policymakers alike. Our mission is to advance principled public policy that promotes the Constitutional values of faith, family and freedom and remains true to the belief that every generation must recommit to the principles that make us free

Sutherland Institute is a nonpartisan policy and educational institution – a think tank – that informs the public and policymakers alike. Our mission is to advance principled public policy that promotes the Constitutional values of faith, family and freedom and remains true to the belief that every generation must recommit to the principles that make us free

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