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An unfortunate choice

Editor:

On Tuesday, Utah voters went to the polls and defeated the voucher program that promised a lifeline to children who struggle in their assigned schools. It is unfortunate that families who need another option have been stripped of their ability to choose a school that meets the needs of their children. Thank you for your support throughout this campaign. While we are disappointed in the outcome, we don’t regret the hard work or the debate that focused on the needs of families and children.

Their interests are more important than the interests of any system. Let’s keep the public’s focus on improving education and work together to continue our quest for meaningful reform that empowers parents and improves education funding and quality for every child.

Going forward, we are ready to build on the tremendous progress that we have made in the last several years. The coalition of parents, educators, elected officials, business leaders, and nearly 200,000 voters who came together behind Referendum 1 is larger and stronger than ever. In just a few years we have gone from a fledgling group of Utah parents to the largest and most successful education reform organization in the state, and one of the leaders in the country.

We hope that you share our commitment to keep going until every child has an equal opportunity for a quality education. We pledge to stay active and working to improve education in Utah by empowering parents, and we look forward to continuing our work with you.

Parents for Choice in Education


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