What’s Up With Steve King’s Education Bill?

Will charter schools, homeschooling, and vouchers take the place of public schools?

Back in January, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) introduced a bill that would change the nature of government involvement in education. It's called the "Choices in Education Act of 2017," or H.R. 610. According to education policy expert Christopher Lubienski, while the bill would not replace public schools, it would still have a "significant" impact.

Lubienski, who is a professor at Indiana University and a Fellow at the National Education Policy Center, told College Choice that the bill would also point education policy in an entirely new direction. "The idea is to set a precedent so that governments in general simply become the funding agency for education, not the direct administrators for education," he said.

No matter which side you're on, we can all agree that education matters.

That's why we've put together an infographic to help explain what the Choices in Education Act is all about. Check it out below:

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