February 29, 2024 1:59 pm

State agency released misleading school voucher numbers

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Iowa’s education savings accounts will cost $127,939,695 this year alone (not counting the $1,250 the state will provide to public school districts for each student who lives in the area but attends a private school). That $127.9 million works out to about $264 for every student in the public school system. Providing that level of additional funding to public schools would have given them the opportunity to make significant changes. Instead, the voucher program will expand over the next two years, taking much needed money away from our public schools while largely benefiting students who already attended a private school.

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