Education: The Governor & the Schools

J. Bracken Lee, Republican governor of Utah, is a blunt, stubborn individualist with a passion for economy. He has cut off state aid to such projects as the Utah Symphony Orchestra, and has slashed the state's social-security program. He was the only governor in the nation who refused to declare a United Nations Day. He has consistently fought any increase in taxes, no matter what the need might be. But of all the stands that Lee has taken, none has stirred such storms as his atti tude towards Utah's public schools.

In the past few years, Utah's schools have been showing definite...

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