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Upmeyer: Every Iowa Parent Should Be Able to Choose

House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) spoke at the Education Celebration yesterday in the Iowa State Capitol.  It was a school choice rally that I attended, and I wanted to highlight some of her remarks.

Every Iowa parent should be able to choose the public school, private school, virtual school, or home school option that best suits their needs regardless of zip code or socio-economic status.  If we believe that parents hold the primary responsibility over the education of our children then we need to build a system that empowers and partners with parents by giving them the choices and providing them the opportunities for a great educational product.

Absolutely, this is the essence of educational freedom – parents should be able to choose.  There are a number of good measures that are still active in the Legislature that I hope will be passed.

Here are Representative Upmeyer’s full remarks:


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