Op-ed: Licensing hurts, not helps, Utahns

At a meeting earlier this month, the Utah State Board of Education discussed concerns that too many teachers in the state are unlicensed. A 2016 change by the board allowed Utah schools to hire people without licenses to overcome a shortage of teachers in Utah. One member of the board even raised concerns that students were put at risk because of the unlicensed teachers in the classroom.

Fortunately, there’s a wealth of research on licensing laws similar to those that Utah did away with in 2016…

Read the full op-ed as it was published by The Deseret News.

CGO scholars and fellows frequently comment on a variety of topics for the popular press. The views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Growth and Opportunity or the views of Utah State University.