State Senator Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale) filed his own education reform bill today.  His bill would see the abolishment of the Iowa Department of Education and the State Board of Education.  It would also establish an education savings grant program and fund.  There are also changes that would be made to school district funding formula.  In a nutshell, parents keep their kids money to choose where they want to send their kids to school.  Zaun told me he’s calling these education scholarships.

I haven’t had a chance to read through it all, but consider it the antithesis of Governor Branstad’s bill.  You can read the draft version below (if does not yet at this point have a bill number):

Zaun Education Scholarship Bill

Enhanced by Zemanta

Get CT In Your Inbox!

Don't miss a single update.

You May Also Like

Bill Allowing Homeschoolers in Iowa Learning Online Initiative Advances

A bill, SSB 3030, allowing families that homeschool under competent private instruction or independent private instruction to utilize the Iowa Learning Online Initiative passed in the Iowa Senate Education Committee.

What the Iowa Youth Survey Asks Teens

Caffeinated Thoughts has obtained a copy of questions asked by the Iowa Youth Survey that is given to 6th, 8th, and 11th graders in Iowa every two years.

Common Core: A Beer Bong for Our Education System?

Although Common Core started out with noble intentions, it has become what amounts to a National beer bong for our education system.

Federal Encroachment in Education With Anti-Bullying Policies Focused on LGBT Students

The White House held their Bully Prevention Summit today.  Why the federal…