Iowa Guv Signs Into Law New School Choice Program

  • Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday signed into law school choice legislation that provides private school students with taxpayer funds.
  • Under the “Students First Act,” students in private school will receive $7,598, the average cost the state spends on a public school student, per year for any family in the state to cover private school expenses.
  • The bill passed the Iowa House in a 55-45 vote and the Iowa Senate in a 31-18 vote on Monday, according to KCCI 8 News.
  • “For the first time we are funding students, instead of a system,” Reynolds said. “We are rejecting the idea that the answer to improving education is simply pumping more money into the same system year after year without making significant changes.”
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