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.
A super-majority of Iowans support the creation of Educational Savings Accounts in Iowa to help with “educational expenses for school-aged children.”
Virginia Walden-Ford, a leading advocate for educational choice, will keynote the Education Celebration event on March 3rd, 2015 at the Iowa State Capitol.
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 […]
A recent Friedman Foundation poll found Iowans approved of school choice measures such as charter schools, school vouchers and education savings accounts.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed HF 625 which raises the School Tuition Organization tax credit cap from $8.75 to $12 million.