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Vouchers Toolkit

Student First Scholarships are the wrong public policy for Iowa and an inappropriate use of public tax dollars. Student first scholarships are private school vouchers. Plain and simple. Unlike a true savings account, parents do not open the account and put in their own money. The proposal gives selected parents a taxpayer-funded debit card loaded with state taxpayer dollars to use however they wish. We agree that parents should have the choice to enroll their child in a private or religious school. But not with public taxpayer funds.


ISEA President Mike Beranek was the first opposition speaker at the public hearing on the voucher bill.

@iowasea ISEA President and elementary school teacher, Mike Beranek spoke out last night at the Iowa Capitol against private school vouchers. This bill would divert hundreds of millions of dollars away from our public schools! #NoVouchersIA #wechoosepublicschools ♬ original sound - IowaSEA

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