Our Schools Now Sets Seven Regional Public Meetings for Teacher and Student Success Act   (SALT LAKE CITY) July 5, 2017 – Our Schools Now has scheduled seven public meetings throughout the state to receive public comment on the Teacher and Student Success Act, the largest investment increase proposal for … Read More

Our Schools Now Files Teacher and Student Success Act, Formally Launching Initiative Campaign SALT LAKE CITY, June 6, 2017 – Today, Our Schools Now submitted the Teacher and Student Success Act to the Lt Governor, formally launching the ballot initiative to bring the largest investment increase to Utah schools in … Read More

Our Schools Now has created a buzz in Utah not just about education funding, but also tax policy. Regrettably, some have become focused on tax structure while overlooking the overwhelming evidence that calls for additional investment in education. As this initiative moves forward, we cannot afford to forget what’s at … Read More

In our opinion: It’s time for Utah, U.S. to address teacher shortages By Deseret News editorial Published: April 12, 2017 8:00 a.m. Updated: April 11, 2017 9:15 p.m. Utah needs permanent solutions to solve its ongoing teacher shortage. Such solutions may include: flexibility to provide greater pay for high performers … Read More

A group backed by business leaders said this week they plan to move ahead with a push to get Utah voters to raise the state income tax to generate an extra $750 million annually to address a teacher shortage, crowded classrooms and other school needs. Officials with the group Our … Read More

  Should the business-led Our Schools Now initiative succeed, area school districts could receive millions of dollars. Former Utah House Speaker Nolan Karras is a member of the Our Schools Now Executive Committee. Although he would prefer lawmakers make a path to fund education, he is preparing to take the proposal … Read More

  Changes to Utah’s tax rates and structure as well as the allocation of revenue dedicated to public schools has meant a decline in funding effort for K-12 education in Utah. A new report released today by Utah Foundation, an independent, non-partisan public policy research group, shows the funding effort – … Read More

Written by Bob Bernick, Contributing Editor Utah State CapitolThe old adage “strike while the iron is hot” may well apply to backers of a 7/8th of 1 percent increase in the state personal and corporate income tax rate for public education. In a new survey for UtahPolicy, Dan Jones & … Read More