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Utah County parents protest schools' promotion of 'democracy'

Education » Group quotes Marx, takes issue with schools' mission statement.

By Rosemary Winters
The Salt Lake Tribune
Updated: 04/01/2010 01:48:54 PM MDT

Some Utah County parents are calling on the Alpine School District to stop spreading "false educational ideas." First and foremost, the parents say, the district needs to clamp down on its use of the D-word: "democracy."

This week, a spokeswoman for Utah's Republic, a group that advocates for a strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, asked the Alpine Board of Education to scrap its democracy-centered mission statement. The issue has sparked a dust-up over the past month, garnering petition signatures from hundreds of Alpine parents and a rebuke of the school board by the Provo Daily Herald's editorial board.

Alpine's mission statement is "Educating all students to ensure the future of our democracy."

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Added: Apr-4-2010 Occurred On: Apr-1-2010
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