Recent polling showing voucher foes at 60 percent versus voucher supporters at 34 percent may have foes feeling good. However, even if the full 3 percent of Utahns educated privately support vouchers, that means more than 30 percent of the supporters are public- school educated. How many businesses would feel good if one in three past customers wanted more choices than they were willing to offer?
Before you decide to vote against the vouchers, you should recognize that the alternative means higher taxes to pay for the increased number of children and more crowded classrooms projected over the coming decade. The legislators who approved this law are keenly aware of this fiscal challenge; I doubt that the average voter is.No wonder Winston Churchill said, "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."