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Maybe they’re waking up to the reality they have been dishonest in how they have summarized a bill that would allow more Iowa families to decide and utilize which educational setting is best for their family.

Democrat Deb VanderGaast, who lost her bid to represent Iowa Senate District 41, alerted her Twitter followers to what she called a “loophole” in the “Iowa School Voucher Bill.”

“The money goes to the parents, not the private school directly,” she wrote. “That way the private school can’t be held to any standards or accountability.”

Well, I guess it is a baby step in the right direction. At least the Democrats are now admitting the money goes to Iowa families and not private schools — like it would under a “voucher” system.

This is what we have been saying about this bill since it was introduced. The bill doesn’t provide any so-called “public dollars” to private schools. It does give some taxpayer dollars back to parents (taxpayers) to use it at the educational institution that best suits the needs of their family.

Hence it is not a voucher bill.

Which, again, is sort of what we’ve been saying.

The idea provides a portion of the money that is used for the student to instead be used directly by the family for whatever educational setting is best.

This seems to be news to some Democrats on Twitter, likely due to the fact they’ve constantly been lied to by Iowa Democrats, the Iowa teachers union and the Iowa Association of School Boards about it being a “voucher” bill.


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