Dave Bradley’s excellent post yesterday describes how the Republicans have devised a plan to take money from public schools and give it to their cronies.
Deidre DeJear, the Democrat running to oust Kim Reynolds is s a former educator. DeJear coached East High’s girls basketball team to a 26-0 season in 2012 and won the state championship. Why is that important? Because how she did that reveals what she has to offer Iowa as governor.
“Every time we approached an opponent we recognized the talent, the gifts, the assets that opponent had. We weren’t haters. Once we recognized their gifts and talents we then focused our attention on our own gifts and talent…on how we were going to overcome the barrier of winning each and every practice. These are the moments when we focus on ourselves, not only reminding ourselves what we’re capable of but we go and share with others what we are capable of.”
If you have not had a chance to see her in person please listen to Deidre DeJear’s Des Moines Register Political Soapbox remarks at the Iowa State Fair as she outlines what is happening and how to save public education in Iowa. Check out DeJear’s campaign website and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
1.5 billion dollars of your taxpayer money is sitting in an account that this governor is calling a trust fund. Well I’m of a mindset that you’ve got to be in a position of privilege to have a trust fund. That’s Iowa’s rainy day fund and it’s raining in our state – on mental health care, on education, on health care, on child care. We have to have leadership who is going to put your resources to work not circumvent the problem.” – Deidre DeJear