Poll: Utahns Think Utah’s Public Education Doesn’t Need a Massive Overhaul

Just under half of Utahns think the state's public education system is in need of some minor changes, but not a complete overhaul. That's according to a new public opinion survey.

The UtahPolicy.com poll, conducted by Dan Jones and Associates, finds that 49% of Utah's think the state's public education system is in need of some modest changes, while a third think schools need a major overhaul by bringing in new teaching methods and more technology. Just 11% say things are fine the way they are right now.

 

 

House Speaker Becky Lockhart, who has applied to become the next superintendent of Utah's public schools, proposed spending approximately $300 million to put more technology in the hands of Utah school kids during the last legislative session. That proposal was pared down significantly.

The survey was conducted September 2-4 among 400 likely voters. It has a margin of error of +/- 4.9%.

[Editor's note: Zions Bank is a major sponsor of UtahPolicy.com, which makes production of these public opinion polls possible.]