Only five Iowa lawmakers have signed the Education Freedom Pledge. Governor Kim Reynolds was the first governor in America to sign the pledge, but legislators have been slow to follow her lead.
The pledge reads:
“I pledge to support policies that promote parental rights in education and educational freedom. This includes the right of parents to voice their opinions at school board meetings and to take their children’s taxpayer-funded education dollars to the education providers of their choosing – whether it be a public, private, charter, or home school.”
Five legislators have joined Reynolds in taking the pledge. This list includes:
Senator Jesse Green
Senator Jeff Taylor
Representative Jeff Shipley
Representative Henry Stone
Representative Skyler Wheeler
The Iowa Senate passed a comprehensive school choice bill last session, but a significant part of it died in the Iowa House.