- Political clout
Asking parents to be more politically active, proponents of better funding for Utah's charter schools were drumming up support Thursday for what will likely be more wrangling over funds during the upcoming general session of the state Legislature.
Adam Edwards, who said he moved to the area partly so that his two children could attend George Washington Academy, said he was considering trying to become a Republican Party delegate in order to gain more influence.
Edwards said that before Thursday's meeting, he didn't understand how the funding worked, but after hearing from Urquhart and others, he was upset. "Once you understand it, you're like, 'really?'" he said. "It kind of boils your blood a little."