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Rep. Todd Prichard opposes public money for private charter schools in Iowa


This news story was published on March 26, 2021.
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CHARLES CITY – Rep. Rep. Todd Prichard, representing Floyd county opposes public money for private charter schools in Iowa, he said today in an email statement:

Rep. Todd Prichard

In the middle of the night, the majority party in the House passed legislation that overhauls Iowa’s charter school law. I opposed these changes for several reasons. I am a firm believer that public money should be for public schools. The legislation authorized the creation of charter schools funded with public tax dollars without the same transparency requirements as our public schools.

These charter schools also do not have elected school boards that are accountable to constituents and do not require the founding group of a charter to even be a member of the community where the charter school is being created.

We should be working to support our public schools to make up for lost time this past year not creating new unaccountable charter schools. In the end, the new law just further stresses our already under funded rural schools by siphoning away critical resources.

Feel free to reach out with questions or concerns. You can find my contact information at the bottom of this newsletter.

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27 Responses to Rep. Todd Prichard opposes public money for private charter schools in Iowa

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 30, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Well obummer is not finished yet – He still lives thru joe skull. Fancy that U.N. hosposh !

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    mint Reply Report comment

    March 29, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    No school would be better than public/prison indoctrination fool school. People are forced to pay taxes for public joke schools, private schools need to get the same amount of $ or split the forced/stolen $ with the private learning havens. Discrimination is what the Democrats claim to oppose this is their opportunity to prove their mantra. my view

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 29, 2021 at 7:56 am

    Your right about public school’s indoctrination of our youth – hate America agenda. It’s All taxpayers money so divide it and like it. Todd the toad bs.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 27, 2021 at 4:37 am

    Why would we want our tax money to actually educate our children. Everyone knows it’s for the teachers union.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 27, 2021 at 6:03 pm

      Well, it is evident it didn’t educate you. You are not very smart.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 28, 2021 at 4:28 pm

        l bet because he is not woke…right?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          March 28, 2021 at 10:07 pm

          No, it is because he isn’t very smart.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 26, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Toddly is against it because his party loses out on precious indoctrination time, now more has to be done when the child goes to collage.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 28, 2021 at 4:27 pm

      they will get plenty of time to indoctrinate as all the illegals are coming

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    sad but true Reply Report comment

    March 26, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    public, private, charter, let the parents decide, its their money

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 28, 2021 at 4:25 pm

      can l stop paying for public school if l go private?

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    Daddy Reply Report comment

    March 26, 2021 at 10:04 am

    how bout l stop paying for public education and send my children to private school?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 26, 2021 at 11:15 am

      What part of public funds (tax dollars) don’t you understand? No public funds for private schools.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 26, 2021 at 11:33 am

        then l can pay for it myself and not pay taxes for public school?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 26, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Teachers’ unions refuse to do their jobs (instructing children in person, in a classroom setting) by declaring that “if one teacher dies, isn’t that too many?” It is time to decertify the teachers unions.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 26, 2021 at 5:05 pm

      Oh, bullsh*t

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 28, 2021 at 4:24 pm

        if one student commits suicide from lack of being in school isn’t that one to many?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          March 28, 2021 at 7:32 pm

          This is more accurate: If one student commits suicide, it’s one too many.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 26, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Of course he is against it. He is in the teachers union’s pocket. The tax money belongs to each individual and should be used how ever they want it.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 26, 2021 at 4:47 pm

      If that is true, then my tax money shouldn’t be used to support private schools.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 27, 2021 at 6:52 am

      ” tax money belongs to each individual” WRONG!!! Tax money COMES from all tax payers for our government to use. People always complain about schools wanting more, why would we willingly support private schools?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 28, 2021 at 3:52 pm

        More does not mean better.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          March 28, 2021 at 5:43 pm

          less does?

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            Anonymous

            March 29, 2021 at 9:00 am

            Yes, according to the republicQns. They want to give more money to corporations and the extremely wealthy. If we give less to schools, we can give them more.

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            Anonymous

            March 30, 2021 at 6:20 am

            I did not say that.
            Look at New York, spending per pupil $24,040(highest spending per pupil in the nation), their K-12 schools rank nation wide at 19th.

            How about Alaska spending $17,726(ranking 6th in spending) and the education ranking for K-12 is at 49th.

            Flip side of the coin Connecticut spending $20635,( ranking 3rd on spending) and coming out at number 3 also in the K-12 educational ranking.

            New Jersey $20,021 (4th), and 1st in K-12 ranking.

            California spends a little more than Iowa, and ranks lower.
            CA $12,498 (21st right behind Minnesota), and ranks 40th in K-12 education.

            Iowa $11,732 (27th in spending), and ranks 24th in K-12 education.

            The WHOLE point is, more money doesn’t necessarily fix the problem. There are a number of things that are the problem, these need to be addressed. Online learning doesn’t work. The kids do not learn as well or just don’t do it.

            I don’t have all the answers, but making it easier to get rid of bad teachers is a good start to improving our educational systems here in Iowa.

            Make it plain and simple, school isn’t an indoctrination center. Teachers ramming there political views down the kids throats will be gone.
            (this won’t happen, teachers union has to much power).

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            Anonymous

            March 30, 2021 at 7:36 am

            I would love for you to provide us with all your proof of teachers “ramming there (sic) political views down the kids (sic) throats”. Have you been in a public school recently? Have you personally witnessed it? I have. I know one of those “liberal” teachers told his classes in 2008 that Obama was the anti-Christ and if he was elected, our country would be Muslim by 2020.

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            Anonymous

            March 31, 2021 at 1:06 pm

            That is what i figured…crickets.