26 Mar 2008

Many, many people have been asking me about education. I am very grateful that they have also shared their views and ideas. Those discussions have already, in this early stage of my campaign, help expand my viewpoint. There are ideas that I had not encountered before, many of which have good merits.

I believe that education is the great key to a stable, prosperous, self-sufficient society.

In 2006-2007, Utah’s K-12 education system ranked 38th among the 50 states.

In 2005, education in the United States ranked 13th in the world.

According to EducationWeek’s January 2007 report, Utah ranked 20th among the 50 states in the liklihood that a student born and educated here would “succeed” in life. Not too bad, but I know that we can do better.