Ensuring education excellence will be the primary focus of the Cox administration. Spencer is running to be Utah’s CEO - the “Chief Education Officer,” believing that we need greater accountability from elected officials for education outcomes.
Spencer strongly supports teachers and believes that teaching should be a joyful and highly respected profession. Teachers deserve to be praised and elevated. Teachers also need to be compensated fairly and be given the flexibility they need to succeed. Likewise, every student in Utah should have access to a school or education platform that best suits their learning needs. Principals need the authority and tools to both hire the best teachers–and fire bad teachers.
Spencer knows education is a state and local prerogative and that federal involvement in education should be minimized to the greatest extent possible so that teachers can get back to doing what they do best – teaching.