Our Students Need Someone to Stand

It has always been my intention to leave people better than I find them. I’ve seen in the last few years a lot of sadness and apathy, especially in the younger generation. A lot of their distress, I believe, comes from local schools not being able to  implement proven practices. Coddling students does not instill resilience.  Focusing on what divides us doesn’t build unity. Spending most of our time staring at screens doesn’t create human connection

  I support solutions that allow The Individual to thrive.  I am a proponent of School Choice as long as the steps are taken to prevent government regulation. Students will meet expectations whether they are low or high. We need to Reject the Bigotry of Low Expectations for every student and show them that we believe they are capable of success.  If elected, I will bring Common Sense Representation back to the 13th district. Since returning to my husbands home town of Payson, Utah, I have been A Strong Voice for parents, teachers, and students concerned about the direction or schools are heading in. It’s time to make it official.

Vote Cari Bartholemew:
Standing for students

Why Diversity Equity & Inclusion(D.E.I) HarmS


A Vote for a “Caring Representative”

Cari  cares about TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND their PARENTS. Too many times parents are removed for the conversation. Often the opinions of industry “experts” overshadow the common sense input of parents. Cari believes the concerns of the dad who is a farmer or the mom who is a store clerk are just as valuable as the Ph.D. sitting on the school board. Cari is also concerned that teachers are overworked and being asked to do things above and beyond pursuing excellence in teaching academic fundamentals like Math, Literacy, and Science. She would like to restore trust between parents and teachers by encouraging more open access for parents, and more support for teachers.

A Vote for an Informed Board Member.

Evidence shows Cari is commited to educating herself and others on the pressing educational issues of today; whether that is Social Emotional Learning, Culturally Responsive Teaching, PBIS, or Ethnic Studies, the roles of schools are changing rapidly! Cari believes that knowledge is power and one cannot simply read the file summary and make a responsible decision. Cari works locally and nationally to help educate  parents and policy makers on these complicated issues affecting our children’s education. She is considered an expert in these areas and understands the roots and ideology of these seemingly helpful programs being adopted in k-12 schools. In addition she has advanced understanding and technical expertise  and how they in fact are harming our children. 

A Vote for a True Expert in Resilience.

The USBE is being called to make important decisions regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. They have studied trauma, but Cari has lived it. Cari brings a vital perspective that diversity is more than skin or gender. Diversity of Viewpoint is something to respect and something the USBE is currently lacking. Cari put herself in foster care at age eight. With each new foster home came a new school. She was never adopted. In addition, Cari is biracial and has worked to overcome many traumas; Yet, she does not consider herself a victim and is committed to helping students meet their full potential. 

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