Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Vote! TRUE cookie commercial...Quick reviews

Vote! 1. It makes you, the state, and the country better. 2. The pro-voucher supporters are tightly organized and getting out the vote--a surprise would make us all sick. 3. CRUSH vouchers. Send a message. The higher the margin of victory, the less likely that the legislature can turn around and try it again, despite the campaign contributions. You don't have to think public schools are perfect to vote vouchers down.

The TRUE Utah Voucher Cookie Ad

A quick, but revealing overview of the confusing voucher funding:

New visitors--why the voucher "savings" are untrue AND Nuts and Bolts of Voucher Funding part 5

A longer, more detailed analysis of what really happens when a student takes a voucher:

The Nuts and Bolts of Voucher Funding -- Parts 1 1/2, 2, 3, 4, and a response to BYU professor, Clayne L. Pope

The pro-voucher side is NOT giving up. This is from their email yesterday. I shouldn't be, but I am continually staggered by their hypocrisy about out-of-state funding.

Turnout will push Referendum 1 to victory

Some polls done by the media show that the school voucher law is behind in statewide opinion surveys. While we always knew this Referendum would be an uphill battle against a wealthy entrenched special interest union with millions in out-of-state cash, we remain confident.

This election will be decided by turnout. Normally, odd-year elections have very low turnout. Conventional wisdom has been that Referendum 1 would lead to higher turnout, but early numbers show that voters have been less than expected.

We have the votes to win, if those voters will show up and cast their ballots. The most important thing you can do is to get to the polls on Tuesday, and take other Referendum 1 supporters with you. We can win this election if you show up and vote!

1 comment:

Cameron said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by over at my place, and for the comments.

Congrats on the Referendum win. Thanks for being a teacher.