According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the National Education Association opened their coffers giving $1.5 million to their Utah affiliate in the last three weeks. Utah’s parental choice program was narrowly approved by the 2007 Legislature, giving all families going to a private school a voucher to financially assist with tuition. The amount varied according to the families? income.
After the law was passed, Utahns for Public Education, group of voucher opponents, collected enough signatures through a petition drive to force a referendum hoping to overturn the law.
Knowing the national implications of such a state law, expect to see a hot campaign. Right now the ?anti? parental choice group has raised $2 million, and the ?pro? parental choice group has raised $800,000. Just looking at the two website, you can see what money can buy!