State Senator would like to shift the way education is funded and focused

Education is an important issue for new Utah State Senator Lincoln, R-District 10, who was a guest on <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/324/2016_02_12_324_41925_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s For the People program</a>.

Fillmore says instead of looking at education as a system of funding a school system, we should be looking at it from the standpoint of funding the education of a specific child.

“The value of that child’s education really doesn’t change,” said Fillmore, “based on where he lives or what model of school he chooses to attend, that our commitment as a state is to that child to make sure he or she gets the education they need to be successful later in life.

“I think if you focus on the student aspect of education, particularly on the individual aspect of education, then the equalization argument follows naturally.”

Senator Fillmore said he realizes that extra costs must be considered for administration and transportation in rural areas such as those in Cache, Box Elder and Rich counties.

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