Iowa Republicans forgot that education is about teaching kids

The elected Republicans who represent me have forgotten the most important thing about education: its vocation is to educate children.

On November 9, 2021, U.S. Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks introduced the CHOICE Act (HR 5959) which is a bill that takes federal money from public schools for private schools in states like Iowa. This bill is going nowhere if the Democrats hold a majority.

I asked a group of parents and educators if they had heard of the CHOICE Act. They hadn’t. It is a distraction from the main purpose of educating our children. What is the MP doing?

Miller-Meeks is looking to gain some more Iowa Republican education extremism to garner some votes in the midterm elections.

Iowa State Republicans support discrimination against a class of young children (HF 2416), seek to lock up teachers who don’t do what they want (SF 2198), and play three cards with childcare by doing nothing but increasing the number of children each provider can serve (SF 2268).

No public money should go to private schools. We should focus on educating children, not playing political games with their future.

Paul Deton


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