The UEA represents 18,000 active classroom teachers, retired educators, administrators, licensed educational support personnel and students in education programs at universities across Utah.
“Gov. Herbert has been a champion of education throughout his time in office and Utah educators support his re-election,” said Heidi Matthews, president of UEA. “The governor has consistently supported Utah teachers as we work to help our students reach their full potential. We look forward to continuing our productive partnership with him over the next four years.”
Education has been Gov. Herbert’s top budget priority, with $1.8 billion of new money invested in education over the past five years. That investment is already paying off as high school graduation rates have increased nearly 10 points to 84 percent. Utah 8th graders are also ranked among the top ten in the nation in both reading and science.
“Utah teachers are dedicated professionals who are committed to helping our students succeed and I am honored to receive their support,” said Gov. Herbert. “A great education is essential to individual success and a well-educated population is critical to our state’s long-term economic competitiveness. I am committed to supporting our teachers as they work to help our students succeed.”