Now that I have a 14-year-old at home with a learner’s permit it has perplexed me why the State of Iowa was ok for me as a parent to teach my kids English, Algebra, U.S. History for example… but I was ill-equipped to teach them how to drive a car.
The Iowa House today decided that was a stupid law as well on a 59-35 vote. I’m disappointed 35 legislators voted against this bill as it’s just codifying common sense. I’m going to find out who exactly voted against this and ask them why they don’t believe parents can teach their children to drive. (It isn’t like kids don’t have to pass a written and driving test before they can get their license).
Let me ask you, how many of you didn’t have any clue how to drive before entering driver’s ed? If you didn’t shame on your parents. I can’t say that I really learned anything new… at least about driving anyway. I did learn more about my driver’s ed teacher than I cared to know however.
There is nothing that makes somebody with a teacher’s license more qualified to teach kids how to drive, and am thankful that the Iowa House sees it the same way. Now it heads off to the Iowa Senate. Will Majority Leader Mike Gronstalling (D-Council Bluffs) put the kibosh on this bill as well?