Month: September 2016

Utah Board of Education Debate Series

The Utah Education Debate Coalition will be hosting the Utah Board of Education Debate Series for the candidates running for the state school board from September 13-29, 2016.

These events are an opportunity for constituents to engage in the discussion about the principles and policy of public education in Utah, as well as become informed about who is running to represent the state school board in your area.

There are 15 state school board districts that represent over 150,000 people each. Find what state school board district you live in, here.

To locate the school board candidate debate in your area, visit as well as to see the debate dates, times, locations and candidate profiles.

You can also watch the Education Debate Coalition Video, here. Audio recordings of each debate will be published on

Members of the Utah Education Debate Coalition include Sutherland Institute, University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics, Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, United Way of Salt Lake and News.

Remembering September 11th

As we look back at the 15 years that have passed since the largest and most devastating terror attack ever to take place on U.S. soil, let us remember that only in unity can we achieve victory against such evil. We are living in a time of tremendous turmoil—both within our country and around the world. Much of that turmoil has been caused by those who seek to destroy the spirit of freedom that is the bedrock of this great American experiment.

After receiving the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in 1858, and speaking of the need of the nation to overcome one of the greatest evils of that time, Abraham Lincoln declared, “Did we brave all then to falter now? … The result is not doubtful. We shall not fail – if we stand firm, we shall not fail.”

But he warned, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

If we will move forward with a firm resolve, working together and united in our belief in the promise of America, then rest assured, liberty will again triumph.