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Iowa Parents’ Rights Bill Needs Critical Fix to Be Best in Nation

March 28, 2023

Last week, the Iowa State Senate passed one of the nation’s most sweeping reform bills to strengthen parental rights in education. Unfortunately, recent modifications to that bill, Senate File 496, inadvertently rendered one of its central pillars not only toothless, but counterproductive—a measure that will now be used to hide inappropriate content from parents rather than shine a light on it.

Fortunately, lawmakers in the Iowa House of Representatives still have the chance to correct course to restore Gov. Kim Reynolds’ vision of making Iowa the strongest state in the nation when it comes to empowering parents with the tools to fight radical indoctrination.

Read the rest of the op-ed in The Iowa Standard.

Matt Beienburg is the Director of Education Policy at the Goldwater Institute. He also serves as director of the institute’s Van Sittert Center for Constitutional Advocacy.



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