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ERIC Number: ED508481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Utah Public Education Funding: The Fiscal Impact of School Choice. School Choice Issues in the State
Aud, Susan
Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation
This study examines Utah's funding system for public education and provides an analysis of the fiscal impact of allowing parents to use a portion of their child's state education funding to attend a school of their choice, public or private. Like many states, Utah is facing pressure to improve its system of public education funding. The state's rapidly growing number of students and changing demographics have created the need for more teachers and schools. A school choice program would permit Utah to accommodate the growth of its educational needs while generating fiscal savings to both the state and local school districts. The proposed voucher program analyzed in this study results in a fiscal savings to the state, because it would cost less to give students vouchers than to educate them in the public school system. A voucher program would also result in a large revenue windfall to local districts, which would retain much of the revenue associated with voucher students even though the students themselves will have left the public system. (Contains 4 tables and 9 endnotes.) [This study was released jointly by the Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation, Parents for Choice in Education Foundation and the Utah Taxpayers Association.]
Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation. Available from: Foundation for Educational Choice. One American Square Suite 2420, Indianapolis, IN 46282. Tel: 317-681-0745; Fax: 317-681-0945; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation
Identifiers - Location: Utah