Letter: Refuting claims about Utah’s school voucher program
The author claims that the $8,000 vouchers will greatly benefit qualifying families. However, they neglect to mention that every family in Utah, regardless of income, is eligible for these vouchers. Unfortunately, this means that the majority of scholarships will end up in the hands of wealthier families. Similar voucher programs in Wisconsin, Arizona, and New Hampshire primarily benefited families already sending their children to private schools. That means the subsidies mostly went to kids whose families could already afford the tuition. Utah will likely experience the same outcome.