Friday, October 12, 2007

Here's Why I'm Voting FOR Referendum 1

In Utah we are facing an interesting challenge regarding the education of our children. In November we will have a unique opportunity to vote for a measure that will affect our education system in a very positive way.

I am overwhelmingly and passionately in favor of the voucher system that our Utah State Legislature passed last session. They have done a marvelous job of setting it up in a way that everybody wins -- Utah's children, Utah's parents, Utah's teachers, Utah's public schools and Utah's taxpayers.

There has been a great deal of misinformation circulated regarding this measure, urging voters to vote against Referendum 1 and for public schools. What many people do not understand is that one of the main motivations behind a voucher system is to BENEFIT Utah's education system.

I will be writing a few articles over the next couple of weeks about why Referendum 1 and vouchers are a win-win-win system for all involved.

But, you don't have to take my word for it.

Visit and see what you think about the information there. They have links to a tremendous number of research studies done by universities throughout the country that show how the type of voucher system Referendum 1 would set up greatly benefits schools, taxpayers and students. I also really liked their "Myths vs. Facts" flyer. It really dispels alot of the myths and misinformation currently circulating about the issue.

Also, watch this video. I think this makes the issue very, very clear.

Won't you join me in securing the future for Utah's families, Utah's public schools and all Utahns?


Anonymous said...

Here is great response to the oreo ad: The REAL oreo voucher ad


Heather said...

Very interesting. Not sure I agree with the logic on it, but much more reasonable than some other arguments I've seen.

Also, I'm open to debate here, but think it's pretty cowardly to post an anonymous comment on someone's blog. If you want to disagree with me, I'm fine. I appreciate discourse, but I like to know who I'm talking to. Thanks.