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House File 2099: Create a Public-school-at-home Program in Iowa
This bill creates virtual charter schools in Iowa.
|1/26/2006||House, Introduced, referred to Education|
|1/26/2006||House, Assigned to subcommittee: Boal, Macsher, Paulsen|
|2/20/2006||House, Subcommittee Hearing—did not pass the subcommittee|
|3/3/2006||House, Crossover Day—Bill did not pass out of full committee; bill is dead|
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Charter schools are a new phenomenon rapidly gaining popularity across the country. All charter schools are created or "chartered" by public school boards, which establish a mission, educational program, and methods of assessment. Most charter schools are classroom-based. However, some charter schools, like the ones created by this bill, are home-based, thus creating a public-school-at-home program. In reality, parents who accept government money through virtual charter schools are signing over ultimate educational control of their children to the state. Enrolling in a home-based charter school creates a little public school in your home.
This is why HSLDA has for years opposed public-school-at-home programs and it's why we oppose this bill.
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