If I were an officer in the Sutherland Institute, I would raise questions over the historical research in "Vouchers, Vows, and Vexations: The Historic Dilemma Over Utah's Education Identity," (Paul Mero, Sutherland Institute, 2007) that purports to relate the history of Utah's public and private schools in the 19th and early 20th centuries.Click here for the holes.
Had the author bothered to read some of the secondary literature on the topic, he would have come to a much different conclusion.
|* THOMAS G. ALEXANDER is the Lemuel Hardison Redd Jr. Professor of Western American History at Brigham Young University, emeritus, where he taught for 40 years. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Utah, Western, Mormon and environmental history.|