Iowa has one of the best school systems in the nation. . They very likely belong to ALEC, where they got their marching orders to destroy public education. The sponsor admitted that his plan would reduce funding for public schools:The bill advanced on a party line vote, with Democrats opposed. Every student who gets a voucher will take $5,000 away from the state’s public school. That amount will not be enough for a high quality private school.in recent studies, done by scholars of different views, vouchers depress student achievement. Do Iowa legislators know that? Do they care?' Citizens of Iowa must rise up and say no. No to vouchers! No to additional 'flexibility' to charter schools! No to budget cuts for public schools!
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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)