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Scott Campaign Press Release - Tim Scott in Iowa: The Future Will Be Determined By The Quality Of Our Education

September 16, 2023

DES MOINES, IA – Tonight, Tim Scott spoke at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Fall Banquet where he spoke on taking Iowa's school choice model nationwide, how he will cut government spending, and how he will strengthen American families.

Earlier today, Tim hosted a town hall in Dubuque, Iowa, and spoke with caucus-goers about his newly unveiled economic plan: Build. Don't Borrow. On Monday, Tim will host events in Nevada, Fort Dodge, and Mason City.


Brenna Bird: Well, we have a lot of people here in this room who would support school choice is a pretty important issue here. And I know it's something that's important to you and you've been involved in that issue for a long time. What would you do as President to make sure that families and parents have choices for their kids' education?

Sen Scott: I would take the model of Governor Kim Reynolds in this great state and make it a nationwide model. Think about what's happened here. You have a $7,500 tax credit available for everyone within 300% of poverty. Next year, it goes to 400% of poverty. And then the following year it's universal. I would take the two major buckets of resources that come from the federal government Title I money for those kids going to failing or underperforming schools, put that money in a proverbial backpack, and let it follow the kid when the parent has a choice that kids have the best chance for success. And then the second thing I would do is I would put a target on the backs of the teachers' unions and break their backs. They're destroying our kids, trapping them in failing schools. Not on my watch. I will stand in the fire and make sure that kids growing up in poverty, and kids growing up in rural America have quality education as a choice. The good news as Americans: the future is not going to be determined by the color of our skin, but it will be determined by the quality of our education. Let's equip our kids.

Tim Scott, Scott Campaign Press Release - Tim Scott in Iowa: The Future Will Be Determined By The Quality Of Our Education Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/367699

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