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Education

Human beings are magnificent. We were born with a God-given ability to learn and the capacity to grow. As Aristotle put it, “All men by nature desire to know.” Education is broader than any one school system. It’s a series of opportunities to learn, which should be delivered in ways that allow us to meet the unique needs of children. The growing diversity of our student population requires an equitable education for every child, which contemplates both productive citizenship and employment and which is delivered by the best teachers – whoever they are.

This vision for education requires humility and the pursuit of good ideas – wherever they come from. We can achieve this by empowering parents to create learning paths as unique as the student, rejecting approaches that undermine decision-making authority of those closest to the student, respecting taxpayers as owners of the public education system, and protecting the marketplace of options and the innovators who contribute to it. Education is necessary because each individual has the potential to accomplish great things. Education should reflect these truths, and we believe it can.

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Policy

Education

Human beings are magnificent. We were born with a God-given ability to learn and the capacity to grow. As Aristotle put it, “All men by nature desire to know.” Education is broader than any one school system. It’s a series of opportunities to learn, which should be delivered in ways that allow us to meet the unique needs of children. The growing diversity of our student population requires an equitable education for every child, which contemplates both productive citizenship and employment and which is delivered by the best teachers – whoever they are.

This vision for education requires humility and the pursuit of good ideas – wherever they come from. We can achieve this by empowering parents to create learning paths as unique as the student, rejecting approaches that undermine decision-making authority of those closest to the student, respecting taxpayers as owners of the public education system, and protecting the marketplace of options and the innovators who contribute to it. Education is necessary because each individual has the potential to accomplish great things. Education should reflect these truths, and we believe it can.

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What are the implications of Supreme Court’s refusal to hear 2nd cake case? On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear a religious liberty case from Oregon. The court did, however, vacate the Oregon decision, which fined cake decorators $135,000 for...

Transcript: Dr. Clark Gilbert on innovation in education

Transcript: Dr. Clark Gilbert on innovation in education The following is a transcript of Dr. Clark Gilbert’s keynote presentation at Innovation in Education (a Sutherland Institute event) on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at The Hinckley Institute of Politics. CLARK...

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Salt Lake Chamber learns about new education program benefiting military families On Wednesday, June 5, Matt Bowman – founder of the innovative education program My Tech High – spoke to the Military Affairs Committee of the Salt Lake Chamber about military families...

We are misreading and misleading millennials — badly

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Photo recap: Innovation in Education

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Arthur Brooks’ documentary The Pursuit: a focus on human dignity and a call for a ‘sea change’ After Sutherland Institute’s advance screening of The Pursuit, president & CEO Rick B. Larsen released the following: The message of Arthur Brooks’ new documentary, The...

Photo recap: The Pursuit screening

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