Category Archives: Education

Question

“Question” by the Moody Blues” One of the pieces that seems to be missing in the stories I have been able to find concerning Iowa’s continuing starvation of our education system is how this fits in with the history of … Continue reading

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The Perils of Standardized Testing

by Ralph Scharnau There is less public discourse on standardized testing today than a few years ago. This comes, partially at least, from President Donald Trump’s penchant for using twitter. His nearly daily tweets often chaotically careen from one topic … Continue reading

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Branstad’s Legacy

Looks like Governor-For-Life Terry Branstad will soon be leaving us on that slow boat to China. Who cares how he gets there as long as he leaves. As he begins to leave we can look back briefly on what shape … Continue reading

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Repairing What Republicans Break May Be Impossible

“Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got Til it’s gone They pave paradise and put up a parking lot” Joni Mitchell “Big Yellow Taxi” Who knows what people who voted Republican in the last … Continue reading

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IPP Sponsors Two Events Exposing ALEC

With all the damage ALEC is wreaking in Iowa these days it may be a very good time to make sure that everybody understands just what ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council). As so often happens in Iowa during a time … Continue reading

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The Money, The Money, The Money

Last week brought the not too stunning revelation that the Iowa legislature seems to be under the direction of Americans For Prosperity, a Koch brothers front group. Following the money, one of the most valuable lessons ever to learn in … Continue reading

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Republicans Have A Great Week

(6 minutes) The Country Reels They Have Been Dreaming About This One For Nearly A Century. One can only guess what kind of wet dreams Republicans are having after this week. At a national level they proved that qualifications mean … Continue reading

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1,000 Across The State Join Iowa Workers To Speak Out

Matt Sinovic Friday Feb.3, 10:46 AMMatt Sinovic (press@progressiowa.org) In Case You Missed It: 1,000 join Iowa workers to speak out Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0530 News Compilation: Overview: Iowa workers spoke out at 7 different press conferences Wednesday, advocating for … Continue reading

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Contact Your Representatives!

The very most effective action you can take following the liberating experience of standing up to the bully is to now start contacting your national senators and representatives on national issues. But do not forget that the overwhelmingly Republican Iowa … Continue reading

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Just A Reminder: ALEC And Why State Races Are Important

Now that the legislature has concluded and the focus will be on the November elections, it is extremely important that we make sure that we not get totally distracted by the sideshow known as Trump. The Iowa legislature is but … Continue reading

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