House Democratic Caucus Statement on HB215

“We are disappointed to see the passage of HB 215. Our children are the cornerstone and future of our state and their education should be one of our foremost priorities. Over 90% of Utah’s school-age children attend public schools. This bill puts taxpayer dollars that could be meaningfully invested into our public schools into exclusive and unregulated private schools without any accountability. As Utah House Democrats, we are passionate about ensuring our incredible public school teachers have their pay increased. Teacher pay should not be tied to the passage of a school voucher program. Our teachers and our children deserve better.”