Given the amount of misinformation concerning the State’s current voucher law, Sutherland Institute has spent a significant amount of time researching and collecting data it believes will be valuable for Utahns considering the merits of a voucher system. All of this research is now available online atwww.sutherlandinstitute.org/abcs.asp. The Institute disproves many of the arguments voucher opponents are claiming to be true. Here is a brief example of the information that can be found on “ABC’s of Vouchers”:
Myth: Private schools are only attended by upper-class white students.
Fact: Utah’s private schools are as broadly diverse as its public schools, and more diverse in many cases.
Myth: Private schools have almost no accountability to taxpayers.
Fact: Private schools participating in the voucher program benefit from multiple layers of accountability.
Myth: Private schools in Utah are unaffordable.
Fact: Utah’s school voucher program brings private schools into reach for low-income families.