Utah School Choice Vote: Biggest Vote in Nation

Utah voters on Tuesday face the most important choice on the ballot anywhere in the nation this year. The issue is whether parents and children should receive any of their tax money back when they opt out of government-run schools or whether their choices are limited to just those schools that are indeed run by the government. The law was signed back in February, but the teachers’ unions, true conservatives in the sense that they have no forward-looking agenda only opposition to change as George Will describes, have done everything in their power to strangle the program in the crib.
While it is true that Utah’s voucher program is a more difficult sell than the tax credit program we’re working on here in New Mexico, the Utah vote will be an important measuring stick to see where voters are on school choice.