Despite the referendum vote on HB 148
I believe the technical term is "spanking." Shellacking, stomping, or rejected! are acceptable alternatives.
school-reform efforts are not going away. The Sutherland Institute is continuing to develop sound policy ideas for education reform in Utah, including how to provide the large population of minority students – who are now not graduating with a diploma – new opportunities to succeed.
Because a Sutherland Institute study reveals that vouchers were all about helping minority students (*excluding the 94% of voucher supporters who admitted that their goal wasn't to benefit low-income families).
"Thirty-eight percent of Utahns voted in favor of Referendum 1," said Derek Monson, education policy analyst for Sutherland Institute. "Further, an unknown portion support voucher policy but voted against this bill. That is a significant number of Utahns who are dissatisfied with the state’s educational system and feel it merits substantial change. . . . .
After eliminating certain votes that we deemed irrelevant and adjusting for potential unknown supporters, Yea! People want vouchers! All our press releases weren't a big waste of time that had no influence on voters! Whew! For a moment there, we thought we were irrelevant.