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Religious character of a university can provide a rich resource for students

On Jan. 12, a federal judge in Oregon dismissed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education that had been brought by an organization representing LGBT students who had attended religious schools.

Evidence suggests that Utah should let municipal ranked choice voting continue

Allowing the Municipal Alternate Voting Methods Pilot Project to finish – so it can gather additional evidence on the benefits and drawbacks of RCV – is sound policy.

Sutherland supports HB 163 on student-athletes’ religious, modesty requests

‘Get those towels off your heads’ – why student-athletes’ religious and modesty needs should be protected in law

3 ways HB 215 is good for teachers

The passage of HB 215 showcased a lot of debate over education choice. But the impact of the bill on Utah’s teachers received far less attention.

Jean Bingham joins Sutherland Board

SALT LAKE CITY (February 1, 2023) – Sutherland Institute announced today the addition of former General Relief Society President Jean B. Bingham to its Board of Directors. Bingham will draw from her leadership experience in the faith, educational and philanthropic...

New law shows the triumph over zero-sum mentalities in education

With Gov. Spencer Cox’s signature on HB 215, students and educators in Utah are going to see historic reforms to Utah’s education system.

Cox’s State of the State elevates family and success sequence

The governor rightly cited the institutional role of families and the long-term benefits of life milestones anchored to education, work and family.

Accountability in HB 215 education bill

The legislation requires annual audits of individual families’ scholarship accounts, a suspension process for those who misuse scholarship funds, and academic accountability to parents and students.

FAQ on the proposed Utah Fits All Scholarship Program

Answers to questions such as: Why do we need this program? Are vouchers and education savings accounts the same thing? Didn’t Utah vote on this in 2007?

U.S. has long history of giving funding to religious schools

The Supreme Court has made clear that parents cannot be excluded from publicly funded scholarship programs solely because they send their children to religious schools.

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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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