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Emery: Teachers Should Not Need to Pay for Their Own Supplies

Emery: Teachers Should Not Need to Pay for Their Own Supplies

By Nate Emery

February 25, 2020

On average, teachers in the United States are paid about 20% less than individuals in other similarly educated professions. On top of this fact, teachers work many long, uncompensated hours far beyond their students’ school day. Outside of school, teachers revise lesson plans, grade homework and purcha...

Opinion Desk: The Hardenbrook Ticket Will Unite the U

Opinion Desk: The Hardenbrook Ticket Will Unite the U

By The Opinion Desk

February 23, 2020

  The views expressed in this article do not express the views of The Daily Utah Chronicle as a whole. This article has been written by the Opinion Desk as a whole, and may not necessarily represent the views of each individual on the Opinion Desk.   Winning an election and leading ...

Christopherson: Utah High Schools Need Later Start Times

Christopherson: Utah High Schools Need Later Start Times

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

February 20, 2020

  Since starting college, I’ve gotten two to three more hours of sleep a night than I ever did in high school – and it’s not because I’m slacking off. Admittedly, high schoolers face enormous pressure to perform in school, start gaining work experience, excel at multiple extracurricular...

Burton: Utah Needs to Reemphasize Civics Education

Burton: Utah Needs to Reemphasize Civics Education

By Logan Burton

February 18, 2020

  Civics courses are a mainstay in many American high schools. These classes educate students on many topics including government, media, elections and political participation. These courses seek to aid younger generations in understanding the impact government has on them and how they can b...

Christopherson: Diverse Classrooms Need Diverse Teachers. Increased Bonuses Are A Great Start.

Christopherson: Diverse Classrooms Need Diverse Teachers. Increased Bonuses Are A Great Start.

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

February 14, 2020

  The 2020 Utah State Legislative session is well underway, with several bills proposing changes to education. One such bill, HB 107, would expand upon a previous law by increasing the bonus amount for teachers in high poverty schools. If it passes, this bill will allow great teachers in th...

Emery: Delayed Starts Prioritize the Needs of Some Students Over Others

Emery: Delayed Starts Prioritize the Needs of Some Students Over Others

By Nate Emery

February 13, 2020

  This Utah State Legislative Session, State Representative Suzanne Harrison has introduced a bill that encourages school districts and charter schools to consider delaying high school start times. The bill cites the physical and mental health of students and improved educational outcomes as reas...

Poma: Undocumented Students Are Just as Worthy of the Resources Given to Citizens

Poma: Undocumented Students Are Just as Worthy of the Resources Given to Citizens

By Sasha Poma

February 9, 2020

  Undocumented students in the U.S. are unable to apply for federal aid and thus face the difficult challenge of finding alternative means to pay for higher education. While the University of Utah and other colleges have resources to help these students, their reception of financial aid as a ...

Barron: More Needs to Be Done to Make the SafeRide Program Functional

Barron: More Needs to Be Done to Make the SafeRide Program Functional

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

February 7, 2020

  On Wednesday evenings, my last class finishes at 10 p.m. Typically, I walk the fifteen minutes home clutching my panic alarm while running the Companion app on my phone. I used the University of Utah Campus Police’s escort service when I was a freshman, but I haven’t requested one since I had a ba...

Moran: Utah Schools Can Play A Role In Suicide Prevention

Moran: Utah Schools Can Play A Role In Suicide Prevention

By Serena Moran

February 7, 2020

  In 2018, Utah was ranked fifth in the nation for the top suicide rates among children ages 10-17. Suicide is a difficult topic to discuss. Few people want to admit that it happens, especially when it involves our youth. However, suicide and mental illnesses must be openly discussed to lower...

Barron: Referendum Efforts Send a Signal to State Representatives

Barron: Referendum Efforts Send a Signal to State Representatives

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

February 2, 2020

  Last December, Governor Gary Herbert called a special legislative session to debate massive reform to Utah’s tax system. The proposed bill would have hiked the sales tax on groceries from 1.75% to 4.85% while cutting the income tax and increasing per child exemptions. The legislature passed...

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