October 31, 2007

Listen to Kim

Former NASBE President, Utah State Board Chairman, and advocate for Utahns for Public Schools, Kim Burningham, wrote a thoughtful editorial for the Deseret Morning News outlining the anti-voucher argument.

His five point analysis of the fundamental flaws in the voucher law provides voters with a clear argument against the referendum.

1. The voucher law provides little accountability
2. Voucher schools lack availability
3. Vouchers will have high costs for the taxpayer
4. Vouchers will not improve performance or reduce class size
5. Utahns are wiser investing in our public schools

We can only hope that the people of Utah listen to Kim. There are tremendous national implications of the decision made by Utahns next Tuesday.