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History of Education in Utah

Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)
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The burden on Utah taxpayers for the support of education is significant; however, but in spite of a vigorous campaign waged to cut taxes in 1988, the electorate defeated tax limitation proposals by a wide margin. Historically, the establishment and perpetuation of schools in Utah has been contingent not only on aspirations and ideals but, on the availability of suitable personnel, facilities, and, most importantly, financial support.

See: M. Lynn Bennion, Mormonism and Education (1939); John C. Moffitt, The History of Education in Utah (1946); Stanley S. Ivins, "Free Schools Come to Utah," Utah Historical Quarterly 22 (1954); C. Merrill Hough, "Two School Systems in Conflict: 1867-1890," Utah Historical Quarterly 28 (1960); Mary R. Clark, "Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School: Alternative Education for More than a Century," Utah Historical Quarterly 48 (1980); Charles S. Peterson, "A New Community: Mormon Teachers and the Separation of Church and State in Utah's Territorial Schools," Utah Historical Quarterly 48 (1980); Frederick S. Buchanan, "Education Among the Mormons: Brigham Young and the Schools of Utah," History of Education Quarterly 22 (1982); Charles S. Peterson, "The Limits of Learning in Pioneer Utah," Journal of Mormon History 10 (1983); Alan M West, My Life As An Advocate for Utah Schools (1988); Federick S. Buchanan, "Mormons and Masons: Released-Time Politics in Salt Lake City, 1930-1956," Journal of Mormon History 19 (1993).

Frederick S. Buchanan


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