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Petition: Don’t Shortchange Public Schools

Sign the Petition!

Republican lawmakers at the State Capitol are fast tracking their bill to shortchange public schools. They just don't want to listen to Iowans.

They’ve proposed just a 1.1% increase next year. That's even less than the 2% recommended by the Governor. If approved, their plan for public schools (House File 136) will be the 7th year in a row of historic low funding for Iowa's school kids. According to Iowa's superintendents, any funding increase of 2% or less would force local schools to: raise class size (71%); layoff teachers (61%); delay textbook purchases (65%); and reduce class offerings for kids (58%).

This year, Republicans gave out over $500 million in new corporate tax breaks and credits. The Republican increase for public schools is less than 1/10th the cost of those corporate tax giveaways. Republican lawmakers and Lt. Governor Reynolds are also crafting a voucher bill which will shift hundreds of millions more of our tax dollars from public schools to homeschools and private schools.

The Republican approach means more school closures, especially in rural communities. 

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Sign the Petition: Don't let Republicans shortchange our schools









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Signatures
3,866 Michael L. Dubuque Apr 18, 2017
3,865 Stacie S. West Union Apr 10, 2017
3,864 Andrea H. Ankeny Apr 04, 2017
3,863 Shelly W. Guttenberg Apr 02, 2017
3,862 Steve J. Decorah Mar 29, 2017
3,861 Julia L. Marshalltown Mar 24, 2017
3,860 Colleen S. Arlington Mar 16, 2017
3,859 Cindy L. New Port Richey Mar 16, 2017
3,858 Jeffrey S. Dix Hills Mar 16, 2017
3,857 Dean S. Mt. Pleasant Mar 16, 2017
3,856 K S. Spencer Mar 16, 2017
3,855 James R. des mones Mar 15, 2017
3,854 Cathleen C. Mar 15, 2017
3,853 Kay D. Orange City Mar 15, 2017
3,852 Reginald G. Forestville Mar 14, 2017
3,851 Linda D. Spencer Mar 09, 2017
3,850 Karen K. Altoona Mar 07, 2017
3,849 alex A. IOWA CITY Mar 02, 2017
3,848 Dale S. Chicago Mar 01, 2017
3,847 Matthew S. Iowa City Mar 01, 2017
3,846 Wayne R. Waterloo Mar 01, 2017
3,845 DiAnna M. Bloomfield Feb 28, 2017
3,844 Kelly R. Feb 28, 2017
3,843 Joyce W. Maloy Feb 28, 2017
3,842 David R. Seattle Feb 28, 2017
3,841 Luly M. Chihuahua Feb 28, 2017
3,840 Shahriar I. Cantagallo Feb 28, 2017
3,839 Amber S. Dows Feb 24, 2017
3,838 Sharyl F. Northwood Feb 23, 2017
3,837 Molly M. West Des Moines Feb 23, 2017
3,836 Teresa H. Cedar Rapids Feb 18, 2017
3,835 Patrick W. Peosta Feb 17, 2017
3,834 Julia S. Bettendorf Feb 16, 2017
3,833 Sally C. Sioux City Feb 16, 2017
3,832 Nancy M. Cedar Rapids Feb 16, 2017
3,831 Star T. Fort Worth Feb 15, 2017
3,830 Carol T. Rockwell City Feb 15, 2017
3,829 Dale J. Thompson Feb 15, 2017
3,828 Marcia C. Oakville Feb 15, 2017
3,827 Pamela W. Winterset Feb 14, 2017
3,826 April K. Ames Feb 14, 2017
3,825 Jon S. Feb 13, 2017
3,824 storm R. Spencer Feb 13, 2017
3,823 Sonya l. Washington Feb 13, 2017
3,822 Donna L. West Des Moines Feb 13, 2017
3,821 Katie N. Saint Ansgar Feb 13, 2017
3,820 Bryan M. St. Ansgar Feb 13, 2017
3,819 Kim A. Spirit Lake Feb 12, 2017
3,818 Kay G. Mount Vernon Iowa Feb 12, 2017
3,817 Diane M. St. Ansgar Feb 12, 2017
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