Vouchers Bill Holds…

Private schools participating in the voucher program benefit from multiple layers of accountabilityas outlined in HB 148.  These layers of accountability are in addition to the market-driven accountability measures already adopted by nearly every private school in Utah.

“It may even be fair to say that under the new vouchers law, participating private schools are more accountable than their public school counterparts,” said Derek Monson, education policy analyst for Sutherland Institute.  “In fact, from the research we’ve conducted on voucher-eligible schools in Utah, they merit, to borrow a financial term, a ‘Triple A’ rating for accountability, including audits by the state board,annual testing of voucher students, and approval of participating schools by the state board.”