These bills not only help protect parental rights (as dictated in Utah’s Constitution), but they also provide important support to Utah’s children. Routines and normalcy have been disrupted and it would be wise to give families...
This bill establishes a one-year moratorium on truancy laws in public education.
This bill improves parental rights in education by ensuring that truancy punishments do not apply to younger children, and that parents of older children are not criminalized for their truancy.
A new law clarifies that parents can excuse their child from government schools not only for physical illnesses, but mental ones also.
This bill would clarify in state law that parents may excuse their children from school not only for physical illness, but mental illness as well.
The Alpine School District offers a great example for how public schools can respect the right of parents to excuse their child's absences.
The juvenile justice system is a complex ecosystem of policies, processes, and programs aimed to deter and/or punish minors who commit a crime. With little reform over the years, there has not been sufficient oversight to control...
UPDATE: One day after this interview was published—and after it went viral throughout Utah—Judge Bazelle recused herself from the case. The case is now pending a further court hearing. Editor’s note: The following is a...
This bill passed the Senate 22-5 and passed the House 39-35 after being modified, but the Senate and House could not agree to the final changes, so the bill died. Libertas Institute supports this bill. Recently, we pointed out...
Sam Giles, a young student in Georgia, missed a few days of school beyond what the law considered acceptable, and as a result, his mother was arrested. Julie, who works as a substitute teacher, notes that “Sam originally...