Published Online: February 23, 2016
Published in Print: February 24, 2016, as Utah Schools Chief Stepping Down

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Utah Schools Chief Stepping Down

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Utah's state superintendent, who criticized the idea of spending more money on education, stepped down last week after about a year in office.

Superintendent Brad Smith said in a letter that he no longer feels able to make a positive contribution.

During last legislative session, Smith apologized for comparing teachers to crying children after they rallied for more school funding. He also said it's not a bad thing that Utah ranks lowest in the country on per-student spending.

Vol. 35, Issue 22, Page 5

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