This bill improves parental rights in education by ensuring that truancy punishments do not apply to younger children, and that parents of older children are not criminalized for their truancy.
This bill proposes to spend $100 million on school safety efforts (which aren't defined in law), and sets up a central database with students' information that law enforcement can access.
This bill requires an annual report on how in-school police officers are being used.
The Alpine School District offers a great example for how public schools can respect the right of parents to excuse their child's absences.
Justice and Due Process
Because police officers are increasingly being used in school settings, parents—and the broader public—should be informed as to how and when they are questioning or disciplining young students.
Earlier today, the Trafalgar Group (TFG) released a public opinion survey commissioned by Libertas Institute and Americans for Prosperity. The survey showed that only 50% of likely voters support the proposed state income tax...
This bill was held in committee, not receiving a full vote by the legislature. Libertas Institute opposes this bill. Under current law, a student’s computer adaptive tests results—used to measure performance throughout the...
This bill passed the House 38-37, was substituted in the Senate to be a much different bill, passed 22-1, but was not considered by the House after being changed. Libertas Institute opposes this bill. Current law in Utah allows a...
This bill passed the Senate 22-5 and passed the House 39-35 after being modified, but the Senate and House could not agree to the final changes, so the bill died. Libertas Institute supports this bill. Recently, we pointed out...
Each summer, local media outlets produce stories about the level of per pupil spending in Utah, pointing out that Utah comes in last place across the country in per-pupil funding. These stories aren’t really news since...