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Myths and Facts about Vouchers

MYTH 1: Private voucher schools have to meet the same requirements as Utah public schools.


MYTH 2: Vouchers will help Utah families afford tuition at private schools.


MYTH 3: We don't need to spend more money on Utah's public schools.


MYTH 4: Vouchers will save taxpayers money.


MYTH 5: Private school students perform better academically than their public school peers.


MYTH 6: As the demand for private schools increases, so will the supply.


MYTH 7: Vouchers are the same as G.I. Bill and Pell Grant.


MYTH 8: Vouchers will lower class size in public schools.



1 Salt Lake Tribune, 02.23.06.

2 http://www.rules.utah.gov/ publicat/code/r277/r277-419. htm

3 Utah State University study - "Estimating Demand and Supply Response to Tuition Tax Credits for Private School Tuition in Utah."

4 Washington Times, 03.12.07

5 Utah State University study - "Estimating Demand and Supply Response to Tuition Tax Credits for Private School Tuition in Utah."

6 Salt Lake Tribune, 04.16.07.

7 http://www.schools.utah.gov/ finance/other/AnnualReport/ 06ar/Statistics/STUDENTS/State_Enrollment_Projections. xls

8 http://www.utea.org/noexcuses/ index.htm

9 http://www.utahpriorities.net/ briefs/rb13_education_2.html

10 http://www.i2i.org/main/page. php?page_id=138

11 Salt Lake Tribune, 03.08.07.

12 http://www. floridaschoolchoice.org/ Information/McKay/files/Fast_ Facts_McKay.pdf

13 http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/doc/ mpc06fnf.doc

14 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12.19.06.

15 http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/ 20074009/

16 http://www.gao.gov/new.items/ d01914.pdf

17 http://www.sltrib.com/ education/ci_5301412

18 http://www.cppa.utah.edu/ Perspectives/i2_eth_dem_1.pdf

19 http://utah.schooltree.org/ Weber-County-Schools.html

20 Salt Lake Tribune, 04.16.07.

21 Salt Lake Tribune, 04.16.07.

22 http://www.sltrib.com/ education/ci_5301412

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