Utah Voucher Program Defeated
The Utah voucher plan that would have made a $500 to $3000 voucher available to every child in Utah, applicable to the school of their choice, was defeated in a voter referendum yesterday. The Salt Lake City Tribune has a nuts and bolts election report…
Voters decisively rejected the will of the Utah Legislature and governor Tuesday, defeating what would have been the nation’s most comprehensive education voucher program in a referendum blowout….
More than 60 percent of voters were rejecting vouchers, with about 95 percent of the precincts reporting, according to unofficial results. The referendum failed in every county, including the conservative bastion of Utah County.