How to Make the State School Board More Friendly [The Hub Debate]

This is a Hub Debate on the role of boards of education. For more background, read this.  Participate in the comments or submit a response for publication to The question is: “Who do you think the board should serve? Parents? Students? Why? Good policy options generally are not universal solutions for all geographies and situations. For public education, final policy decisions should reflect the informed desire of parents in their area.  That is why I believe in greater power and choices for parents at the school level – whether we are talking about…

No Man Can Serve Two Masters: Should School Boards Serve Parents or Students?

During the Governor’s Nominating and Recruiting Committee  interviewing of Utah State Board of Education candidates, a question seemed to be ever present: who should members of the State Board of Education serve – parents or students? It is an interesting question.