“We welcome the opportunity for a statewide debate about school vouchers,” said Paul T. Mero, president of Sutherland Institute. “As we move forward with this discussion, it is important for all of us to understand that Utah has a rich history of momentous education reforms. In fact, no other single factor defines this state’s education identity better than the push and pull of significant reforms. I think we’re in for a great few months of lively and healthy debate about one of the most critical issues facing us today.”
Known widely for its ability to both advocate persuasively and dialogue constructively, Sutherland looks to advance the cause of school vouchers while educating the public broadly about how vouchers and myriad other reforms are an integral part of Utah’s education identity.
“We need not be afraid of the dialogue that will occur over the next several months. It is good for us. It is healthy. The goals for all of us should be to reclaim Utah’s education identity, find a statewide consensus on education policy, and constructively plan for our children’s future,” Mero added.