Top Iowa officials of the Catholic Church are pressing state lawmakers to consider offering a state-funded “education grant” that parents could use to send their children to the public or private schools of their choice.
Tom Chapman, executive director of the Iowa Catholic Conference, said the proposal is for up to $4,000 in per-pupil state funding for K-12 education to be designated to parents to help finance their children’s education in a public school district, a religious-affiliated school or at their homes. The proposal was offered as an amendment to an education reform bill in the Iowa House but was withdrawn without debate before representatives passed that measure Wednesday morning.
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