Shane Vander Hart shares his top five disappointments with the 2018 Iowa legislative session which includes a failure to pass a Religious Freedom Restoration Act, deal with current academic standards, expand school choice, limit state spending, and pass an Article V petition in the Iowa Senate.
Education savings accounts were reintroduced in the Iowa Senate’s version of the Iowa Student Opportunities Act (SSB 3206) by State Senator Charles Schneider (R-West Des Moines) as an appropriations bill and passed through an appropriations subcommittee.
On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses a bill in the Iowa House that would expand school choice in Iowa with Trish Wilger of Iowa Advocates for Choice in Education and Mark Jacobs of Reaching Higher Iowa.
HSB 651, the Iowa Student Opportunities Act, was introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill would create an educations savings grant program and a new charter school program to expand school choice for Iowa’s public school families.
Our Iowa GOP readers favor Education Savings Accounts and oppose homeschool reporting, Common Core, and denying open enrollment based on economics.
Shane Vander Hart: A Des Moines Register poll says a majority of Iowans oppose public funds being used for private options, earlier polls suggest otherwise.
There have been several bills filed in the Iowa House and Senate this year dedicated to devolving the power and control the Iowa Department of Education.
On Caffeinated Thoughts Radio this week Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers discuss Christian Education and School Choice with Eric Goranson and Lydia Quick and Obamacare with Dr. Lee Heib.
Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers talk about education savings accounts with Eric Goranson of Iowa Association of Christian Schools and Netanyahu’s speech.
Casey Shutt: The proposed ESA legislation in Iowa accommodates parents to select the education that aligns most closely with their own views.
An education savings account bill with a 12-year roll out that leaves out homeschoolers is in jeopardy in the Iowa House Education Committee over budget concerns.
Ernst leads Braley and Hieb edges out Branstad in a recent Caffeinated Thoughts reader survey of likely Iowa voters on different races and issues of concern in the state.
On the show today Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers talk to Jenifer Bowen, executive director of Iowa Right to Life, about the status of webcam abortions in Iowa and the launch of 40 Days of Life this week. Then the guys pick Eric Goranson’s (of Iowa Advocates for Choice in Education & Iowa Association […]
Options are a good thing. An important part of the capitalist society is having options and the ability to choose them. However, most Iowans do not have options for educating their children – but they want them! Iowa government schools have been considered good and have strong support from taxpayers. However, achievement has been stagnant […]
A recent Friedman Foundation poll found Iowans approved of school choice measures such as charter schools, school vouchers and education savings accounts.
Education savings accounts are a step in the right direction when it comes to education reform and raising student achievement.