In the aftermath of the Utah GOP’s 2018 state convention, divisions remain

The run-up to this convention was the nastiest I’ve ever seen it, and it had nothing to do with the candidates. It was all about the proposals of amendments. The proposals to cut back on the control of the State Central Committee, and the proposals to cut back on the control of the Chair. Keep Our Caucus, the caucus-only pro-delegate anti-SB54 group, morphed into Keep My Voice, more of a caucus-only pro-SCC anti-Rob Anderson group. There was even a flyer attacking the Chair a few days before the convention. I’ve…

15 Parents, 40 Hours, and 10,000 Test Questions – Was It Good Enough? Will It Ever Be? [Utah Moms Care]

This session Rep. Kennedy has a bill, HB 81, which will allow any parent to review standardized test questions prior to the exams being administered under specific circumstances.  There is a lot of concern about this compromising the validity of the test, which would cost the state millions of dollars.  But Kennedy maintains that parental review can happen, and that it is needed to ease concerns about the tests containing any agenda.  In 2012 Rep. Hughes carried HB15, which created a 15 parent member committee which was appointed by the Senate President, Speaker of the…