As the beginning of a new school year nears, The Iowa Standard is looking back at some comments made during the legislative session about education.

Today we will return to a Senate subcommittee on Education Savings Accounts. Claire Celsi (D-West Des Moines) did not support the bill out of subcommittee.

Sen. Jerry Behn (R-Boone) supported the legislation and said it would help increase competition among schools. Celsi took exception.

“I just think that’s ridiculous,” she said. “Schools are not businesses, they do not compete with one another. They are busy enough taking care of kids in their own building and trying to meet their own benchmarks than to worry about what’s going on across town. I just think that’s a non-thing.”

You can read more about the issue here.

Jacob Hall

Author: Jacob Hall