Process for electing state board could undergo changes in Utah

08/29/2013 | Deseret News (Salt Lake City), The

An Education Task Force made up of state lawmakers is studying how members of the Utah State Board of Education are selected. Currently, potential members are selected by a nominating committee and three names are sent to the governor, who selects two candidates to be put on a ballot. Critics say that system doesn't let voters choose the best candidate. "It's hard to say we really elect our State School Board when we choose between the governor's favorites," said Gayle Ruzicka, president of the Utah Eagle Forum.

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