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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
3,866Michael L.DubuqueApr 18, 2017
3,865Stacie S.West UnionApr 10, 2017
3,864Andrea H.AnkenyApr 04, 2017
3,863Shelly W.GuttenbergApr 02, 2017
3,862Steve J.DecorahMar 29, 2017
3,861Julia L.MarshalltownMar 24, 2017
3,860Colleen S.ArlingtonMar 16, 2017
3,859Cindy L.New Port RicheyMar 16, 2017
3,858Jeffrey S.Dix HillsMar 16, 2017
3,857Dean S.Mt. PleasantMar 16, 2017
3,856K S.SpencerMar 16, 2017
3,855James R.des monesMar 15, 2017
3,854Cathleen C.Mar 15, 2017
3,853Kay D.Orange CityMar 15, 2017
3,852Reginald G.ForestvilleMar 14, 2017
3,851Linda D.SpencerMar 09, 2017
3,850Karen K.AltoonaMar 07, 2017
3,849alex A.IOWA CITYMar 02, 2017
3,848Dale S.ChicagoMar 01, 2017
3,847Matthew S.Iowa CityMar 01, 2017
3,846Wayne R.WaterlooMar 01, 2017
3,845DiAnna M.BloomfieldFeb 28, 2017
3,844Kelly R.Feb 28, 2017
3,843Joyce W.MaloyFeb 28, 2017
3,842David R.SeattleFeb 28, 2017
3,841Luly M.ChihuahuaFeb 28, 2017
3,840Shahriar I.CantagalloFeb 28, 2017
3,839Amber S.DowsFeb 24, 2017
3,838Sharyl F.NorthwoodFeb 23, 2017
3,837Molly M.West Des MoinesFeb 23, 2017
3,836Teresa H.Cedar Rapids Feb 18, 2017
3,835Patrick W.PeostaFeb 17, 2017
3,834Julia S.BettendorfFeb 16, 2017
3,833Sally C.Sioux CityFeb 16, 2017
3,832Nancy M.Cedar RapidsFeb 16, 2017
3,831Star T.Fort WorthFeb 15, 2017
3,830Carol T.Rockwell CityFeb 15, 2017
3,829Dale J.ThompsonFeb 15, 2017
3,828Marcia C.OakvilleFeb 15, 2017
3,827Pamela W.WintersetFeb 14, 2017
3,826April K.AmesFeb 14, 2017
3,825Jon S.Feb 13, 2017
3,824storm R.SpencerFeb 13, 2017
3,823Sonya l.WashingtonFeb 13, 2017
3,822Donna L.West Des MoinesFeb 13, 2017
3,821Katie N.Saint AnsgarFeb 13, 2017
3,820Bryan M.St. AnsgarFeb 13, 2017
3,819Kim A.Spirit LakeFeb 12, 2017
3,818Kay G.Mount Vernon IowaFeb 12, 2017
3,817Diane M.St. AnsgarFeb 12, 2017
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