Tag Archives: Defunding Iowa public schools

State Auditor Says Reynolds’ Voucher Bill “Fundamentally Irresponsible”

State Auditor Rob Sand released the following statement yesterday about Kim Reynolds’ school voucher bill. [Bolding is BFIA’s] Whether you call them ESAs or vouchers, as Iowa’s taxpayer watchdog I am alarmed by the intentional lack of transparency and accountability … Continue reading

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KCCI Interview Exposes Reynolds’ Deeply Flawed Voucher Plan

Gov. Kim Reynolds’ voucher scam is being voted on today in the Iowa House and although there is talk that it may not pass, it seems likely that it is a done deal. Still,  kudos to KCCI chief political reporter … Continue reading

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Changing Iowa And Its Public Schools

Iowa Democrats took a shellacking during the 2010 general election for U.S. Senate. We ran Des Moines attorney Roxanne Conlin against incumbent Chuck Grassley in a historic campaign. Grassley won 718,215 votes to Conlin’s 371,686. In an email to supporters … Continue reading

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Take Meaningful Action On Kim Reynolds’ Voucher Bill

Voucher alert from the Iowa Senate Democrats. Follow Senate Dems on Facebook. Vouchers Alert! Kim Reynolds’ voucher scheme threatens to defund local schools, increase Iowa’s teacher shortage, and magnify inequality. The Iowa Senate will hold a hearing tomorrow afternoon to … Continue reading

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ALEC Bill SF 159 Steppingstone To Larger Voucher Programs

Leland Michael Here is what everyone needs to understand about the Voucher bill that was passed by the Iowa Senate on Thursday and is heading to the House this week: Republicans in Iowa and many states have been advocating for … Continue reading

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Iowa Republicans To Defund The Public Schools

Action alert from Progress Iowa – Public education funding is at risk. Will you help us tell Iowa senators that public tax dollars should stay in public schools? SF 159, the legislation for school vouchers, has been rushed through committees … Continue reading

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