Friday, November 23, 2007

Sad Story in Utah

Unfortunately, the school choice came down to a vote in Utah and it did not pass. It goes to show what over $4 million of teacher’s union money can do. They told untruths about school choice, somehow convincing the public it was not the way to go.

One argument they have says that school choice takes money away from the public schools. However, the opposite is true. As seen in various cities and states, when school choice is implemented, student achievement and spending increases. What is the down side here?

Academic success is the greatest opportunity to the children’s future success and financial security. A child stuck in a failing school makes their chance at a successful future harder to attain, creating a vicious cycle that is hard to break.

I hope this vote in Utah will not discourage people in the fight for choice. It is a valuable and necessary step to striving for a good education system. Missouri needs still needs to not give up, still needs to fight the battle for choice!

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