Friday, April 06, 2007

Parents for Choice: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Chairman Wayne Holland Jr. just made a great point about the voucher referendum petition while being interviewed by The Deseret News.

If Parents for Choice truly believes that a majority of Utahns support vouchers based on their slanted poll, then they should be assisting Utahns for Public Schools to put the issue before the people of Utah, and allow Utahns to put this issue to bed once and for all. Instead it seems that they would rather continue to use Utah as an ongoing laboratory for right wing think tanks.

Unfortunately their rhetoric does not match reality. They claim Utahns support their issue, but at the same time they seem to fear bringing Utah citizens to the ballot box.

If they are so confidant that the majority of Utahns support vouchers then why are they spending so much money on their rhetoric in their attempt to take away the voters of Utah constitutional rights to be equals with the legislature?

One might ask, what are they really afraid of?


Anonymous said...

And if the people were to support vouchers after you've been yelling "let the people decide", you would then yell "let the courts decide."

Emily said...

No, I believe that either way - the people will have spoken and that would be the final say on the matter.

Marshall said...

It seems this organization isn't made up of parents or people that actually want us to have a choice on this legislation, its almost like they get the majority of their funding from out of state, hmmmm?

Anonymous said...

You're right Marshall. It's called the UEA!!

Anonymous said...

No Anon, he means Walmart and Amway. The UEA is a local organization.

Dave Hansen said...

Even if it goes to a vote, it will not be the final say on this matter.

This issue will go on because there will always be parents who want choice and children who need options.

The school choice movement grows stronger everyday and in the end, the people who are more interested in protecting a system than finding what works best are going to be on the losing end of this battle.

hello dashing said...

Parents already have choice in education. If you want to send your kids to private school, you can. I thought that the Republican party was about making sacrifices, being conservative, and pulling up the bootstraps to make hard choices?