Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Alumna Irene Yoon wrote an op-ed published in The Salt Lake Tribune urging leadership in Utah to advance educational equity. Specifically, Yoon urges state leadership to reject Utah State Administrative Rule 277-328, which could be interpreted as banning all discussions about race in the state's public education systems. "Learning about histories and structures of inequity is about honoring and learning from the past, good, bad and in between, so that we can dream a better future," she argues. Yoon is an associate professor of educational leadership and policy at the University of Utah.