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Utah State University

Educational Leadership

2012

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A History Of The Development Of Charter School Legislation In Utah, Marlies Burns Aug 2012

A History Of The Development Of Charter School Legislation In Utah, Marlies Burns

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The Utah Legislature enacted charter school legislation in 1998 in order to offer the state's first school-choice option. The legislation came following a task force discussion about the pros and cons of school choice and what school choice should look like in Utah. There was not agreement among task force constituents about what should be contained in the legislation, nor which entity should be responsible for the monitoring or oversight of the eight pilot charter schools. Since enactment, Utah charter school legislation has changed during most legislative sessions with some establishing stronger charter school laws and some establishing weaker ...