A bill to divert public school funds to private schools received an emotional hearing at the statehouse Tuesday. Under the so-called school choice bill,
A bill to allow vouchers for some Iowa private school students advanced at the capitol this week.
The bill faces an uncertain future, but it created a firestorm of protest from advocates for the state’s public schools.
Private schools are pushing hard for something they call Education Savings Accounts. The bill would give some low-income families close to six thousand dollars in state funds per child to help defray tuition.