As we travel the state and speak with groups of parents, it is clear that there is a need for clarification on school choice and a list of resources parents can use to get the facts.
Admittedly, the links below are from websites that support school choice. We are confident using these resources and passing them on to you, the parent, because these organizations are reputable, pursue excellence, and are always above reproach on their research methodology and sources. Click the links below and you’ll be armed with the latest information on ESAs, tax credits, vouchers, and school choice in general. Take a few minutes and get acquainted with their work and let us know if you have any questions!
Ed Choice – Ed Choice has been Iowa’s most consistent source of support over the years when it comes to research and public policy help as well as helping us educate Iowans about the benefits of School choice.
CAPE – The Council for American Private Education is a national group and a great resource for research and news. Iowa’s umbrella school choice group, Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education, is a CAPE affiliate.
Iowa ACE – The Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education and its sister organization, Iowa Advocates for Choice in Education, are Iowa’s School Choice voice at the Capitol. The Iowa Association of Christian Schools has permanent representation on the Iowa ACE board. Iowa ACE is a coalition of private school groups from every sector, business and industry, and other advocacy groups that champion school choice.
American Federation for Children – Since 2006, AFC has been willing to engage in Iowa to support our legislative efforts.
Education Savings Accounts – in addition to the organizations above, we have posted a number of articles, newsletters, videos, etc. on the subject of Education Savings Accounts.
Iowa’s Tax Credit Scholarship – Ed Choice has a great summary of Iowa’s “Educational Opportunities Act.”
Iowa’s Tuition and Textbooks Income Tax Credit – Although a relatively small amount of benefit for Iowa’s private school families overall, this can go a long way for those that itemize and are lower-middle-income.