Also known as “Referendum 1” for the 2007 voting season. The actual name is: “Utah Code — Title 53A — Chapter 01a — Utah Strategic Planning Act for Educational Excellence”. I support it.
You can learn more about Referendum 1 and why I am voting for it at the Vote For 1 web site.
If you do not support this Referendum, I would love to hear why. Please leave your comments below. If you email your comments, I will post them here anyway so that others and benefit.
Comments from supporters are also welcome, of course.
I have gone back and forth on this issue for the past couple years. I really don’t want to support another piece of legislation, because I think we need fewer laws, not more laws. However, the education system needs to be fixed and I think this Referendum is a small step in the correct direction. I would prefer to take the education system completely out of the hands of government and let private entities run it. Since that will not happen anytime soon, this Referendum is the best answer.
If you are confused by all the garbage being flung on both sides of this issue, just take a moment to find out who is backing both sides. Which side is being back by people who have their own best interests in mind and which has the best interests of the education of our children in mind?
There is a lot of confusion about this issue. That is because the ones that are against it know that they will start losing control of their “empire” if this Referendum is passed. They know that they will have to start answering to parents and actually give our children what they need.
Check out Vote For 1.