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New bill would require Utah teachers to post teaching materials online

Scott Graham

During the second week of the legislative session, a new education bill was released Tuesday afternoon.

Sponsored by Rep. Jordan Teuscher, House Bill 234 entitled Public Educator Curriculum Transparency, is now requiring teachers to post teaching materials and their class syllabus online, allowing parents to inspect them. Teachers have been concerned about this bill being passed for quite some time.

Sarah Jones, a member of the Utah Education Association, says that lawmakers should be careful with weighing down already overworked teachers.

This transparency bill is the second to have been introduced over the last several days with another bill made by Sen. Lincoln Fillmore requiring districts to post lesson plans online so that parents can object them.

Jared Gereau is pursuing a Journalism major with an emphasis in Social Media at Utah State University. He is planning on using his experience to pursue a career with USU Athletics sometime after he graduates. In his free time, Jared enjoys watching movies, playing games and creating content for his YouTube channel.