Category Archives: Education

Changing Iowa And Its Public Schools

Iowa Democrats took a shellacking during the 2010 general election for U.S. Senate. We ran Des Moines attorney Roxanne Conlin against incumbent Chuck Grassley in a historic campaign. Grassley won 718,215 votes to Conlin’s 371,686. In an email to supporters … Continue reading

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Good News: Breakthroughs Of The Year

When it seems as if humanity couldn’t be doing more to lead ourselves to a mass extinction, along comes an article that reminds us that human ingenuity is doing some incredible things to keep our species alive and kicking, Atlantic … Continue reading

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New Labor Report Not Kind To Iowa

The rise and fall of the middle class in the US has almost exactly tracked with the rise and subsequent gutting of labor unions in the US. Although this chart is a few years old, the trend has not changed … Continue reading

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DeJear: A Governor Who Will Lead on Education

Many Iowans may have been pleasantly surprised Thursday morning to hear stories about Deidre DeJear’s plans to start Iowa on a trek back to the top of the educational heap in America. Education used to be one of Iowa’s bragging … Continue reading

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Issues 

As we look at the upcoming election we ate that there are vast differences between the current two major parties on issues. Actually it should be noted that there is only one party in America today that is running on … Continue reading

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STATEMENT: Iowa Needs Build Back Better

Progress Iowa <press@progressiowa.org> Contact: Ivy Beckenholdt, press@progressiowa.org STATEMENT: Iowa Needs Build Back Better Des Moines, Iowa — Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement calling on Iowa’s federal delegation to support the Build Back Better framework announced … Continue reading

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Kim Don’t Care

From poster Grins on democraticunderground.com:  (August 12)  In 1969 Dave Garroway (Kidz – Google it!) was the host of this enormously popular show on NBC called “The Today Show.“  Fifteen years after the first of the nationwide tests for the … Continue reading

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What Does It Cost?

  Republicans have once again been reborn as deficit hawks. It happens every time a Democrat is elected president. Republicans are hoping with a 50/50 senate they can stop some if not all of President Biden’s investment in America infrastructure … Continue reading

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Can Educationism Solve Anything?

Blaming the woes of society on our K-12 education system is a habit I need to break. In the post below the target was a failure to teach children about their responsibilities when signing student loan papers. A high school … Continue reading

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Meanwhile In Des Moines Citizens Get Screwed

Republicans tell university students: Come live in Iowa’s university cities, but you don’t get to vote there. Who can be surprised that Republicans in the Iowa legislature passed a bill out of committee that would restrict university students from voting … Continue reading

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