The second post in a series, here is the second of the top ten school choice myths we hear often: Myth Number 2 – Educational Choice will leave the most disadvantaged and difficult-to-educate students in the public school system.
We believe, as most Iowans do, that parents are the primary educators of their children and are ultimately responsible for their upbringing. We also believe that the State of Iowa has a compelling (and state Constitutional) interest in ensuring every child has at least a quality, basic education. Myth Number 1: Educational choice programs drain resources from an already underfunded public school system. (“Public dollars for public schools.”)
Below are a number of myths surrounding educational choice (also known as “school choice”). We hope it helps allay fears and allows you to confidently support a program that gives every child in Iowa the opportunity to thrive.
Looking to learn more about school choice/educational choice and have questions? Just not sure what to think? Some people say school choice is bad for public schools – is this true? What are the results of school choice in other states and other nations? Are we reinventing the wheel or is this a tried-and-true method of pluralism in schools?
Our IACS January 2019 Newsletter is out! There are a few events to pencil in on your calendar and we have an overview on the legislature and our areas of focus for the year!