Gov. Kim Reynolds wants to persuade Iowa House Republicans to support an Iowa Senate bill that would provide private school scholarships, or vouchers, supporting a number of claims:
Claim 1: “Public education funding in Iowa has grown $1.12 billion since FY12.”
Claim 2: “For nearly 20 years, math and reading scores for Iowa students have been decreasing.”
Claim 3: “65 studies on the financial impact of school choice found that programs have generated savings for taxpayers …”
Claim 4: “Studies show that private school choice has a positive impact on student attainment, increasing the odds of graduation from high school, enrolling in college and earning a degree.”
Claim 5: “Credible evidence demonstrates that school choice improves academic outcomes even for public schools …”
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