The Taxpayer First Act or House Study Bill 1 was voted out of the Iowa House Appropriations Committee. It’s basic purpose is a first stab at cleaning up the fiscal mess that Governor Chet Culver is leaving us this week. There is a lot in this bill, but I wanted to point out what is on page 13:
29 For purposes of implementing the statewide core curriculum
30 for school districts and accredited nonpublic schools and a
31 state-designated career information and decision-making system:
32 ………………………………………….. $ 1,901,556
There will be action on the Iowa Core Curriculum in Iowa House Education Committee and the Iowa Senate Education Committee. This bill is a practical defunding of the implementation of the Iowa Core Curriculum.
If you live in Iowa, contact your Representative to urge them to vote yes on this bill. I have heard the next step is a public hearing, I’ll update as I get more information.
Update: There will be a public hearing held on Tuesday, January 18th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the House chamber. To sign up to speak on the bill, feel free to call (515) 281-5129.