Education bill includes literacy rules, but doesn't pay for them | The Des Moines Register |

This seems like a reasonable provision: the literacy provisions in Iowa's new education bill say students behind in reading at 3rd grade must either repeat the grade or enter an intensive summer reading program, neither of which the state has allocated funding for. It's a good idea for a lawmaker to add a provision to the bill that states that districts must only comply with the law if the state funds the programs.